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Mariners' Haniger undergoes second surgery in three weeks

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger is not likely to take the field anytime soon following his second surgery in less than a month.
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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger is not likely to take the field anytime soon following his second surgery in less than a month.

The Mariners said the 2018 All-Star had a lower back procedure Thursday that followed core surgery in January. 

Both are related to a ruptured testicle sustained in a game last June, an injury believed to have occurred when he fouled off a pitch and the ball hit him in the groin area. 

In working his way back, Haniger felt back pain and never played again last season.