#3 OF Mitch Haniger
Not only did the Mariners get Anthony DeSclafani from the Giants as part of the deal which sent Robbie Ray to San Francisco, but they also were able to bring back fan favorite OF Mitch Haniger. Haniger did not end up playing much in 2023 after signing a three-year deal with the Giants for $43.5 million. He hit .209, with 8 HR, and 28 RBI in 61 games for the Giants in 2023. Haniger never really was able to get a fresh start in San Francisco after suffering an oblique strain in Spring Training. He then suffered a fractured forearm mid-season which sidelined him for two months.
Mitch Haniger has had bad luck with injuries in the past, but if he can stay healthy, the Mariners know he can be a productive bat. He should expect to slot in as a platoon outfielder who can fill in for one of the Mariners many left-handed outfield bats. Haniger can also play DH if necessary when Mitch Garver is playing catcher. In his time in Seattle, Haniger hit .263, with a .817 OPS, 107 HR, and 306 RBI in five seasons for the Mariners. Haniger helped the Mariners end their playoff drought back in 2022. Now that Haniger is back in Seattle, he has chance a to help the Mariners to a World Series.