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Report: 4 clubs showing interest in Haniger

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Outfielder Mitch Haniger is drawing attention from the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers on the free-agent market, a source told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels are also showing interest in Haniger, sources told's Jon Morosi.

Rangers outfielders hit a combined .226/.287/.353 in 2022 while ranking last in the majors with an 83 wRC+.

Giants outfielders fared better than the Rangers last season, but Mike Yastrzemski and LaMonte Wade Jr. are both coming off down years.

2022 stats

Mike Yastrzemski 148 17 57 .697 2.2
LaMonte Wade Jr. 77 8 26 .665 0.2

The Dodgers have a hole in their outfield after the team non-tendered 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger.

The Angels have Mike Trout entrenched in center field but could use another power hitter to complement their lineup.

Haniger hit .246/.308/.429 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs in 57 games for the Seattle Mariners last season, missing a big chunk of the season with an ankle injury.

The one-time All-Star and first-time free agent is an effective player when healthy, slashing .261/.335/.476 with 112 homers, 109 doubles, and 323 RBIs in 564 career games.

Haniger's best campaign came in 2018 when he posted a .859 OPS (139 OPS+), finishing eleventh in American League MVP voting.

He's not tied to draft-pick compensation because the Mariners didn't make him a qualifying offer.

Report: 4 clubs showing interest in Haniger
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