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Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger (back, core) has been doing core exercises for strength and mobility at home after having back and core surgeries in January. Haniger has been the walking wounded the past year, as his 2019 season was ruined by injuries. He played in just 63 games for the Mariners and had a disappointing .220 average with 15 home runs and 32 RBI after being selected to the All-Star team for the first time in 2018. The delayed MLB season is good news for players like Haniger, but there's still no timetable on when he will be able to return to game action. The 29-year-old might still be worth a stash in deep mixed leagues and AL-only formats, but you can ignore him for now in shallow leagues until we have a better idea on when he'll be ready.
Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais said that starting pitcher Marco Gonzales will be on the mound for Opening Day, whenever that may be. Major League Baseball has pushed back the start of the regular season at least two weeks due to concerns over the coronavirus, but Gonzales will be on the mound for the first game. In his second full season as a starter for Seattle, Gonzales was 16-13 with a 3.99 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 147 strikeouts in 203 innings over a career-high 34 starts. The southpaw is at the top of the M's rotation, but his low strikeout upside give him a limited fantasy ceiling, and he should be targeted late in mixed league drafts as you round out your rotation. Seattle was originally scheduled to face the Rangers at home on Opening Day on March 26.
Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon went 2-for-3 on Tuesday during the win over the Angels. The veteran has played relatively well this spring and is currently sitting on a .333 average to go along with two stolen bases. While he is projected to start the year on the bench, that could change down the line if the abysmal play of Shed Long as of late carries over into the regular season.
Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager went 0-for-2 with an RBI during the Cactus League win over the Angels on Tuesday. The veteran went down in his first two at-bats, which included striking out in the bottom of the third, but he made amends by bringing home Jake Fraley in the sixth via a sacrifice fly. The 32-year-old, who missed 53 games in 2019 due to a hand injury, finished with a slash line of .239/.321/.468 throughout 106 games, an improvement from his 2018 season. He should have a place on some fantasy rosters this season, mostly in AL-only formats.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert pitched two innings in the win over the Angels on Tuesday, finishing the afternoon with three strikeouts, which included fanning Shohei Ohtani and prospect Jo Adell. The 2018 first-round pick out of Stetson has made the most of his invite to spring training, allowing just one hit in four innings of work, while striking out four batters. The 23-year-old will likely start the season in the minors but could get the call-up at some point in 2020, especially if he continues to play well.