Giants agree to three-year contract with outfielder Mitch Haniger

December 7th, 2022

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Giants and outfielder Mitch Haniger agreed to terms on a three-year Major League contract worth $43.5 million, which includes an opt-out following the 2024 season. Haniger will make $5 million in 2023, $17 million in 2024, and $15.5 million in 2025.  In addition, Haniger will receive a $6 million signing bonus and would earn a one-time assignment bonus of $1 million if he is traded during the term of this contract. He will also make an annual donation to the Giants Community Fund, donating $55,000 in 2023, $85,000 in 2024, and $77,500 in 2025. 

Haniger, 31, batted .246 with eight doubles, 11 homers and a .736 OPS in 57 games for Seattle last season, while going 5-for-21 with two doubles in five Postseason games. 

The Mountain View, CA native had a career-year in 2021 that saw him set career-bests in home runs (39), RBI (100), runs scored (110) and match a career-best in games played (157). His .804 OPS in 2021 was the second-highest of his career in a full season behind his All-Star campaign in 2018 that saw him post an .859 OPS with 26 homers, 38 doubles and 93 RBI in 157 games. In 2018, Haniger finished 11th in the voting for American League MVP.  

In seven Major League seasons for Arizona (2016) and Seattle (2017-2022), Haniger has slashed .261/.335/.476 with 109 doubles, 10 triples, 112 home runs, 323 RBI and an .811 OPS in 564 career games. Defensively, he’s played a majority of his career in right field, appearing in 455 games there while also seeing time in centerfield (87 games) and left field (13 games). 

Haniger was a supplemental first-round pick of the Brewers (38th overall) in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Cal Poly. He also attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose.