Servais dishes on Haniger, prospects, more

SEATTLE — While the Winter Meetings were canceled this year due to the pandemic, MLB arranged for managers to meet with the media through online sessions this week and Mariners skipper Scott Servais had his turn on Wednesday. Here are four key takeaways from Servais’ session: 1) Haniger appears to

SEATTLE — While the Winter Meetings were canceled this year due to the pandemic, MLB arranged for managers to meet with the media through online sessions this week and Mariners skipper Scott Servais had his turn on Wednesday.

Here are four key takeaways from Servais’ session:

1) Haniger appears to finally be healthy
While their youth movement remains the overriding storyline, one of the biggest questions facing the Mariners next season will be the status of right fielder Mitch Haniger. The 2018 All-Star hasn’t played since June 6, 2019, having undergone a trio of surgeries for a ruptured testicle, torn adductor and a herniated disc.

But Haniger, who turns 30 next week, finally appears back to full health and the Mariners expect him to be their starting right fielder when Spring Training opens, if all goes to plan.

“He’s as excited as everybody,” Servais said. “There’s a lot going on in his life. They had a baby girl a few weeks ago, and that’s all good. And his workouts have been going great. He’s got all his strength back and is starting to pick up his baseball activity. He had…

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