Young OF Haniger won't go unnoticed after trade to Mariners


AP

3:18 p.m. ET March 8, 2017

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Some people viewed young outfielder Mitch Haniger as a throw-in prospect in the offseason deal that got the Seattle Mariners top-notch shortstop Jean Segura.

The Mariners certainly never felt that way about Haniger, even though he has played in only 34 major league games.

Not only did Seattle want Segura in its lineup, general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais expect Haniger to be their starting right fielder this season.

“I feel blessed to be valued and that’s something that Jerry and Scott told me when I got traded over here, that they really liked me as a…

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