PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners top prospect Jarred Kelenic will be sidelined due to a strained adductor muscle in his left knee. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said an MRI revealed the injury. No timeline was given for the outfielder’s return. Kelenic appeared to be injured during his first at-bat on Friday against the Chicago White Sox. Kelenic reached on an error, but appeared bothered after reaching first base. Kelenic remained in the game and was replaced an inning later.
UNDATED (AP) — Chris Flexen is already being written into the Seattle Mariners’ rotation despite having very little success the last time he pitched in the majors for the New York Mets. Flexen spent the 2020 season pitching in South Korea where he reinvented his career and racked up innings during the time the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Major League Baseball. Flexen signed a two-year deal with the Mariners that provided a needed right-handed arm in Seattle’s rotation.