Lewis had surgery on his right meniscus Wednesday and is without a timetable to return, Brad Adam of ROOT Sports Northwest reports.
While any knee surgery is a significant procedure, Lewis could still return sometime in the second half of the season in this case. He recently received a second opinion that apparently led to the decision to get the surgery. In the meantime, Jake Fraley, Taylor Trammell and Mitch Haniger should all be near-everyday players in Seattle's outfield.
Manager Scott Servais remains "optimistic" that Lewis (knee) will return to action at some point this season, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
Servais' remarks Wednesday strike a more optimistic tone than those of general manager Jerry Dipoto from less than a week ago, when the latter conceded his fear that Lewis, who has been diagnosed with a meniscus tear, was in for a long-term absence. In reality, both Servais and Dipoto could ultimately be correct, as Lewis does appear set to miss several weeks at minimum but still has nearly four months to work with in terns of a possible regular-season return.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said Thursday that he fears Lewis (knee) could be in line for a long-term absence, Maura Dooley of ESPN 710 AM Seattle reports. "I'm hopeful that we'll see him again this year on the field, but I don't think it's going to be quick," Dipoto said of Lewis.
Lewis was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday after being diagnosed with a torn right meniscus tear, but the Mariners have not yet provided an estimated timeline for his return. The outfielder was sent in for a second opinion on his injury Wednesday, and Dipoto's pessimistic tone about Lewis' situation a day later suggests the Mariners didn't receive good news during the checkup. With the reigning American League Rookie of the Year now looking likely to be sidelined through the All-Star break -- if not longer -- Taylor Trammell is expected to get another trial as an everyday outfielder alongside Jarred Kelenic and Mitch Haniger.
Lewis (knee) is receiving a second opinion Wednesday on his torn right meniscus, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
A differing opinion may change the timeframe for Lewis' return, but it'll be unclear until details surface from Wednesday's visit to the doctor. Lewis is "really down and disappointed," said manager Scott Servais, as he could miss considerable time if his meniscus is indeed torn.
Lewis was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right meniscus tear Tuesday.
Lewis left Monday's win over Oakland with right knee discomfort, and he's now been diagnosed with a torn meniscus. It's not yet clear whether the injury will require surgery, but the 25-year-old seems likely to spend more than the minimum 10 days on the injured list. Jake Fraley could see increased playing time in Lewis' absence, and Taylor Trammell was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move.
Lewis was removed in the top of the ninth inning of Monday's 6-5 win over the Athletics in 10 innings due to right knee discomfort, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI double before departing.
The injury is somewhat disconcerting for Lewis, who missed the tail end of spring training and the first three weeks of the regular season with the same issue. The Mariners will likely send Lewis in for further evaluation and potentially an MRI before the team has more information on the extent of the setback. Jarred Kelenic shifted over from left field to center once Lewis exited the contest.
Lewis went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a double, an additional run and a strikeout in a 3-2 win over Texas on Friday.
Lewis doubled and scored in the second inning before lacing a two-run home run just over the right-field fence in the third that gave Seattle an early 3-0 lead. The performance raised the center fielder's slash line to .246/.341/.398.
Lewis went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Monday's win over the Athletics.
Lewis socked his fourth homer of the season during the third inning against Oakland starter Frankie Montas. The center fielder extended his hitting streak to three games and has recorded at least one knock in four of his last five appearances, though it's worth noting that his power stroke hasn't shown up regularly -- Monday's home run was his first since May 4.
Lewis went 2-for-3 with a stolen base, HBP and strikeout as Seattle lost 9-2 to San Diego on Sunday.
Lewis singled and stole second in the second inning and recorded another base knock in the sixth. The steal was only his second of the season. He is batting a modest .240.
Lewis went 2-for-2 with an RBI single and two walks in a win over Cleveland on Sunday.
Lewis opened the scoring for either side with his timely first-inning knock, extending his on-base streak to four games in the process. The 25-year-old outfielder has quickly boosted his on-base percentage 59 points to .352 during that span, and he owns a .313/.431/.396 slash line over 58 plate appearances in May.
Lewis went 4-for-8 with two walks and a run in two weekend games against the Rangers, boosting his season average 36 points to .258.
The slugging outfielder has progressively ramped up after going 3-for-22 over his first six games following a delayed start to the season. Lewis has slashed .325/.372/.500 with a double, two home runs, four RBI, three walks and four runs in the 43 plate appearances covering his subsequent 10 contests, and he'll enter Tuesday's interleague series opener versus the defending champion Dodgers with a three-game multi-hit streak.
Lewis went 3-for-5 with a double in Friday's 5-4 win over the Rangers.
Lewis produced his first multi-hit game since April 23. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year is slashing .222/.263/.426 in 14 games since returning from a knee injury that delayed the start of his season.
Lewis went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run as Seattle beat Baltimore 5-2 Tuesday.
Lewis' eighth-inning home run gave Seattle a 5-1 advantage and proved crucial as Baltimore tacked on a run in the top of the ninth. The blast extended Lewis' hitting streak to six games, although he only has one hit in each game, and brought his average to just below the Mendoza Line at .196.
Lewis, who went 1-for-4 in a loss to the Orioles on Monday, now has a five-game hitting streak.
The slugging outfielder has just a pair of home runs across his first 45 plate appearances -- the second of which came in the first game of his current hitting streak -- and his four other hits during the last five games have been singles. Nevertheless, it's a somewhat encouraging sign for Lewis, who got a late start to his season due to a knee injury suffered late in spring training.
Lewis isn't starting Thursday's game against the Astros.
Lewis will get a breather after he went 2-for-10 with a pair of solo home runs in the last three games. Taylor Trammell will start in center field and bat eighth.
Lewis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Astros.
Lewis extended the Mariners' lead in the fifth with a solo home run to left to make it a 5-2 ballgame. It was the 25-year-old's second long ball in three games, though Lewis has gotten off to a slow start overall, slashing just .154/.214/.423 with a 2:8 BB:K over his first seven games since coming off the injured list.
Lewis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk during Monday's loss to the Astros.
Lewis connected on his first long ball of the season with a 433-foot shot against Jose Urquidy in the third inning. The 25-year-old is now 3-for-19 across five games since making his season debut on April 20 due to knee issues.
Lewis isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.
Lewis had started each of the last three games and went 2-for-12 with a double and three strikeouts during that time. Taylor Trammell will shift to center field while Sam Haggerty starts in left field Saturday.
Lewis, activated from the injured list earlier in the day, went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout while playing all nine innings in center field during a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
The slugging outfielder's long-awaited season debut came on a night when Lewis was one of only three baserunners for the Mariners. Now apparently over the knee issues that plagued him since late in spring training, Lewis will look to begin building on the expectations he set with a stellar 2020 campaign that was enough to garner the AL Rookie of the Year Award.
Lewis (knee) will start in center field and bat second Tuesday against the Dodgers, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Ty France has served as the No. 2 hitter in each of Seattle's first 17 games, but since he'll be on the bench Tuesday while he manages a bruised forearm, the Mariners will turn to the freshly activated Lewis to bat out of the two hole. Lewis most frequently batted third in 2020, so he'll presumably slide down a spot in the order when France is cleared to return to action.
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