Mitch Haniger agreed to a three-year, $43.5 million contract with San Francisco and the player immediately reminded the judge Aaron.
Mitch Haniger wishes to play alongside Aaron Judge
Mitch Haniger, a former Mariners outfielder, agreed to a three-year, $43.5 million contract with San Francisco on Tuesday, which includes a player opt-out after the second year.
Just hours later, he posted an Instagram story with a photoshopped image of Judge in a Giants jersey and some encouraging words.
Haniger wrote: “C’mon Aaron! Join the squad @thejudge44,”
Mitch Haniger on IG 👀 pic.twitter.com/1eE157Tv1Q
— Evan Webeck (@EvanWebeck) December 7, 2022
The reigning AL MVP Judge has yet to sign this offseason, with the Yankees and Giants currently considered the favorites to sign him.
For the time being, Haniger, 32, fills a void as the Giants’ court Judge. Haniger can slug with the best of them when he’s fully healthy. He hit.253 with 39 home runs and 100 RBIs in 2021.
Despite dealing with injuries in 2022, Haninger was still productive when he was on the field.
He swung the bat. In 57 games, he hit 246 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs, helping the Mariners to their first playoff appearance in two decades.