Left Field seemed to be a position that was a revolving door for the Rangers in 2022. At the beginning of the year, the hope was that Brad Miller or Nick Solak could have a surprising year. Those hopes would quickly fade when that position became an opportunity for prospects like Josh Smith, Ezequiel Duran, Bubba Thompson, and others.
However, 2023 could be a different story. The Rangers are amongst the teams that have confirmed interest in former Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger. At this point in the offseason, it is looking like the Lone Star State could be a realistic landing spot for Haniger.
The Rangers won’t be alone in this pursuit, as both the Angels and Dodgers have been confirmed to have an interest. However, the Angles acquiring Hunter Renfroe likely takes them out of the pursuit of the former Mariners slugger.
Haniger didn’t play much last season, only appearing in 57 games but was solid when he did play. Haniger slashed .246/.308/.429 in the 2022 season.
I definitely think that Haniger is both a realistic and very solid fit for the Rangers. Globe Life Field will certainly play to Haniger’s swing very well and the Rangers have a need for a middle-of-the-order left fielder.