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One pitch led to three surgeries and so much missed time for Haniger

On Thursday, Mitch Haniger spoke to the media in Peoria, Arizona, for the first time since his recent surgery. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
On Thursday, Mitch Haniger spoke to the media in Peoria, Arizona, for the first time since his recent surgery. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

On June 6, a bright Thursday afternoon at T-Mobile Park, the 1,219th pitch thrown to Mitch Haniger sent him to the injured list for the rest of last season, led to three surgeries and delayed the start of his 2020 season.

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