Seattle's Mitch Haniger leaves game with strained oblique

DETROIT -- Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger left Tuesday night's game against the Tigers with a strained oblique.

Haniger was removed after hitting a single in the third inning, his second hit of the contest.

The 26-year-old outfielder is batting .338 this season. He entered the day tied with the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout for the MLB lead in WAR among position players (1.9).

Haniger's injury came just as shortstop Jean Segura returned to the Mariners from the disabled list.

Danny Valencia replaced Haniger as a pinch runner in the third, then stayed in the game and homered two innings later.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.