Mitch Haniger left the game with what the Mariners called a ‘mouth contusion.’

By Jeremy Woo
July 29, 2017

Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger left Saturday’s game in the second inning after being hit in the face by a fastball from Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom.

The team called his injury a mouth contusion, and said he was fully alert and undergoing testing. After the game, Mariners manager Scott Servais provided an update on Haniger, saying the outfielder will likely land on the disabled list.

The scene, however, was ugly, and a another reminder of the dangerous aspects of baseball. The pitch was clocked at 95 miles per hour.

Haniger, 26, started the season hot but is currently hitting .255 with seven home runs. He was replaced by Guillermo Heredia.

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