Fraley (hamstring) has advanced to hitting in a cage and throwing on the field, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Fraley appeared in just five games this season before getting shut down with a strained left hamstring. His expected return date remains unclear, but he's at least trending in the right direction.
Fraley (hamstring) is still about a week away from participating in baseball activities, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Kyle Lewis (knee) is on the injured list and Taylor Trammell has a 50 percent strikeout rate on the season, so Fraley is missing out on a prime opportunity for playing time. It sounds like a late-April return would be the best-case scenario.
Fraley was officially diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain Thursday, but he remains without a definitive timeline to return, Daniel Guerrero of MLB.com reports. "[Fraley] will be out for a little while, [but it] was better news than maybe what I was expecting, based on what he said right after the injury," manager Scott Servais said.
Fraley is already on the 10-day injured list, but Thursday's news seems to indicate that his absence won't be a lengthy one. During Fraley's absence, left field will likely be manned by a number of players, including utility options Jose Marmolejos and Sam Haggerty as well as the recently promoted Braden Bishop.
Fraley (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Fraley is slated to undergo an MRI on Thursday, and the team could have a better timetable for his return once the results are known. Braden Bishop was recalled in a corresponding move, while Jose Marmolejos and Sam Haggerty could see an uptick in playing time in the outfield while Fraley is sidelined.
Fraley (hamstring) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Seattle gave Fraley an initial diagnosis of a left hamstring strain after he exited Tuesday's 10-4 loss to the White Sox with the injury. The MRI should provide clarity on the grade of Fraley's strain, but the 26-year-old appears likely to land on the 10-day injured list regardless of the extent of his injury. Fraley's absence could open up more work in the outfield for Jose Marmolejos or Sam Haggerty.
Fraley was removed from Tuesday's game against the White Sox with a left hamstring strain, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old suffered the injury on a diving catch in left field during the fifth inning, and he was replaced in the field for the following frame. Fraley went 0-for-2 with a steal and a run scored before leaving the game, and he should be considered day-to-day.
Fraley will start in left field and bat seventh Thursday against the Giants.
The lefty-hitting Fraley looks like he'll begin the season as at least a strong-side platoon player for the Mariners in the outfield after Kyle Lewis' (knee) placement on the injured list opened up a starting role. Fraley's .427 OPS and 35.7 percent strikeout rate through his 70 big-league plate appearances wouldn't seem to hint at much fantasy upside, but the 25-year-old showcased an intriguing blend of power and speed in his last minor-league season in 2019. Cutting down on the strikeouts will be imperative for him to fully realize his potential.
Fraley could begin the season as Seattle's fourth outfielder after manager Scott Servais announced Saturday that Taylor Trammell made the Opening Day roster and will start in left field, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Fraley was unable to hold off the rookie during spring training, and Trammell is now poised to make his big-league debut for Seattle. However, Kyle Lewis' availability for Opening Day is up in the air due to a knee injury, which could open up some playing time early on. Trammell is expected to start in center field if Lewis is forced to miss any time, which could create some opportunities in left field for Fraley.
Fraley, trying to hold off Taylor Trammell for the starting left field job, has reached safely in each of his last five spring training games.
Fraley finally got his spring training average over the Mendoza Line on Sunday against the Brewers with a 2-for-3 day that included a double and a stolen base. The 25-year-old has hits in three of his last four games as well, making his current stretch at the plate his most productive of the Cactus League slate. However, it may be a case of too little, too late, considering that Trammell (.278 spring average) continues to outperform him and Fraley is still struggling with consistent contact (13 strikeouts in 42 spring plate appearances) in a manner reminiscent of his first two regular-season big-league stints (35.7 percent strikeout rate over 70 PAs).
Fraley (undisclosed) went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in a Cactus League loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Fraley returned to action after sitting out Sunday's game following a collision with the outfield wall Saturday. The 25-year-old isn't exactly in a position to miss any time at the moment -- impressive prospect Taylor Trammell continues to push him for the starting left field job with his strong play thus far this spring, while Fraley now has a .136 average (3-for-22) across 11 spring games.
Fraley (undisclosed) will bat eighth and play left field Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Fraley missed Sunday's game against the Brewers after colliding with the outfield wall the day before. He evidently wasn't seriously hurt and will continue his push for a starting role Monday. Even if he beats out Taylor Trammell for starts in left to start the year, though, it probably won't be long until Jarred Kelenic (knee) claims the job.
Fraley is unavailable for Sunday's spring game against the Brewers after colliding with the outfield wall Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
It appears to be a minor concern for the 25-year-old since he's expected to be back in the lineup Monday. Fraley started out spring training 0-for-15, though he's rebounded a bit and gone 3-for-5 over the past couple games.
Fraley went 2-for-3 with a double and a three-run home run in a Cactus League tie with the Dodgers on Thursday.
Despite it just being spring training, there was increasing urgency for Fraley to start showing some sign of life at the plate, considering the promising play of prospect Taylor Trammell. Fraley had opened the spring going 0-for-15, but Friday's homer -- which Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reported as traveling 446 feet with a 106 mph exit velocity -- was preceded by a double off reigning NL Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer, offering a tangible reminder of his upside.
Fraley drew two walks in Monday's Cactus League loss to Cleveland, but he remains hitless over 14 plate appearances across six spring games and has also been caught stealing on both his attempts.
As those numbers imply, it's been far from smooth sailing over a modest sample for Fraley, who's trying to ensure he holds onto the starting job in left field with elite prospects Jarred Kelenic (knee) and Taylor Trammell looming. Fraley has limped to sub-.200 averages in each of his first two big-league stints, which have only amounted to 70 plate appearances due to injuries.
Fraley reported to spring training having lost a notable amount of weight, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Fraley's first two big-league stints have ended with sub-.200 averages and sub-.300 slugging percentages, underscoring how rocky the transition has been for him after a productive minor-league career. However, injuries have played a significant role in limiting Fraley to just 70 career plate appearances and 19 games thus far with the Mariners, and perhaps the trimmer physique will help with durability. The 25-year-old enters spring training as the primary backup in both center field and right field, with Kyle Lewis firmly entrenched in the former and Mitch Haniger looking like a strong candidate to keep the top job at the latter if early reports on his health and swing are any indication.
Fraley landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right quadriceps Wednesday.
Fraley was recalled on Tuesday but will wind up spending just a single day on the roster in his latest stint with the team, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. He'll finish the year with a .154/.241/.269 line in just seven big-league games. Braden Bishop was recalled in a corresponding move.
Fraley was recalled by the Mariners on Tuesday.
Fraley spent time with the major-league club at the end of August, and he'll return to the active roster after Dylan Moore (concussion) was placed on the injured list Tuesday. He could see playing time in the outfield over the final several games of the regular season.
Fraley was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Saturday.
Fraley saw limited playing time while on the active roster and wasn't very productive with his opportunities. He'll attempt to turn things around at alternate camp, where he should get more consistent chances to work. Phillip Ervin was added to the active roster in a corresponding move.
Fraley, who went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in a loss to the Angels on Saturday, is hitting just .133 (2-for-15) since being promoted from the Mariners' alternate training site Aug. 22.
Coming into spring training, there were hopes the rookie would have a robust role in what shaped up as a transitional season for the Mariners that would be heavily focused on player development. However, Fraley ultimately failed to make the Opening Day roster coming out of summer camp, and he's yet to hit his stride since being called up. There's certainly still optimism regarding his long-term prospects as a hitter after Fraley excelled offensively at each of his last three minor-league stops during the 2018 and 2019 seasons, but he's slashed just .145/.203/.200 in the 59 plate appearances covering his first pair of major-league stints.
Fraley was recalled from the Mariners' alternate training site Saturday.
Fraley narrowly missed out on a roster spot to begin the regular season, but he'll join the major-league club after Dylan Moore (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. Although Fraley struggled in his first stint in the majors last season, he could carve out some playing time against right-handers while Moore is sidelined.
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|04/05||vs CHW||L 0-6||2||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|04/03||vs SF||W 4-0||2||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|04/02||vs SF||L 3-6||3||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|04/01||vs SF||W 8-7||1||0||0||0||1||3||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||26||94||6||16||3||1||1||12||7||24||1||3||.170||.238||.255|
|2018||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||66||225||39||78||19||7||4||41||26||44||11||8||.347||.415||.547|