San Francisco Giants Outfielder Fractures Arm, To Have Surgery

Terrible news for the San Francisco Giants and their big offseason free agent signing, Mitch Haniger. The oft-injured outfielder will have to undergo surgery for a fractured forearm suffered when he was hit by a Jack Flaherty pitch in the Giants' 11-3 win on Tuesday night.

The Giants aren't speculating yet, but he could miss as much as three to six months; in other words, it's possible we don't see Haniger again until 2024. 

Haniger suffered an oblique injury in spring training, and only made his Giants debut in late-April. He hovered around the Mendoza Line for most of May before picking things up and appearing to round into form late last month. But June saw him produce just two RBIs (no homers) in 10 games with an OPS in the low .600s. On the season, he was hitting .230 with four homers and 22 RBIs. 

Haniger signed a 3-year, $43.5M free agent deal in the offseason with San Francisco, despite missing over 100 games with Seattle in 2022 due to a Grade 2 high ankle sprain. 

The 31-year-old had a career year in 2021 that saw him set career-bests in home runs (39), RBI (100), runs scored (110).

Top prospect Luis Matos, just called up by the Giants, will now get an extended opportunity to show what he can do in the majors.