Mariners place Mitch Haniger on IL with high-ankle sprain

MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 29: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners singles during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on April 29, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Mitch Haniger on the 10-day injured list with a high-ankle sprain Saturday. 

According to a Mariners announcement, Haniger hurt his ankle after he fouled off the first pitch during Friday's game against the Miami Marlins. Haniger stayed in the game and hit a single, but realized he hurt his ankle when he started running for first base. Stuart Fairchild has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to fill the Mariners' roster while Haniger recovers. 

For the last two weeks, Haniger has been on the Mariner's COVID-19 injured list when he tested positive after the Mariners home opener.

Friday's game against the Marlins was his first day back after being activated off the COVID-19 injured list.

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