The Mariners' first-round pick in 2016, Kyle Lewis, is out for the year after injuring his knee during a collision at home plate.
The Mariners’ first-round draft pick in 2016, outfielder Kyle Lewis, is out for the year because of a right-knee injury, the club announced Wednesday.
Lewis tore the anterior-cruciate ligament and the medial & lateral meniscus during a collision at home plate Tuesday while playing for Class A Everett.
“It’s a heartbreaking injury for a guy who just signed and was cresting,” Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said. “He’s having the year of his life.”
The Mariners selected Lewis, 21, with the 11th pick in the 2016 draft. He hit .299 with three home runs, 26 RBI and a .915 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage).
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