Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger suffers ruptured testicle



Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger suffered a ruptured testicle after fouling a ball off himself on Thursday and was placed on the injured list.

In the third inning of an 14-inning loss to the Houston Astros in Seattle, Haniger foul-tipped a pitch from Justin Verlander and the ball deflected straight into his groin.

Haniger, playing center field Thursday, stayed in the game and had another at-bat before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh.

The 28-year-old was batting .220 with 15 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games for the Mariners this season. He was an All-Star in 2018 and finished 11th in AL MVP voting, hitting .285 with 26 home runs, 93 RBI and an .859 OPS.

There’s no immediate timetable for Haniger’s return.

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