Haniger, 32, is in his first season with San Francisco after a productive stint with the Seattle Mariners. He is batting .230 with 4 home runs and 22 RBIs after finishing 0-for-1 in the Giants’ 11-3 road win over the Cardinals.
“Any time you get hit, the hand’s warm and it doesn’t feel great,” Haniger said. “Injuries are part of the game, at same time you’ve got to focus on what’s next.”
Haniger battled back from an oblique injury in spring training and was rounding into form.
“He worked so hard to get back and he was just starting to get on a roll,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “He was starting to swing the bat good and feel good. This is a pretty good gut punch for Mitch and our club.”
One play earlier, Giants third baseman J.D. Davis suffered a right ankle sprain following a hard slide into third base. A Giants athletic trainer came out to work on Davis’ leg before the veteran player slowly walked off.
Davis, 30, leads the Giants this season with 35 RBIs, and he improved his batting average to .286 by going 1-for-2 on Tuesday.
The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.
Giants’ Mitch Haniger suffers fractured right forearm