High-A Modesto placed Kelenic on its 7-day injured list Wednesday with a left ankle injury, Daren Smith of MiLB.com reports.
Kelenic tweaked the ankle while legging out a double in Monday's 10-6 loss to Inland Empire. The outfield prospect appeared to be in considerable pain when he was being examined by Modesto's trainer but was able to walk off the field. Kelenic, who previously spent two weeks on the IL in June with a wrist injury, is slashing .250/.325/.444 with four home runs and a 6-for-8 success rate on stolen-base attempts in 30 games with Modesto since his promotion in late May.
Kelenic received an invite to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game on Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Kelenic has been struggling with both injury and performance since a late-May promotion to High-A Modesto, but his overall body of work this season earned him the nod. The promising 19-year-old is slashing a solid .287/.365/.542 at the minor-league level in 2019, with a sizable chunk of that success coming at Low-A West Virginia. A stint on the injured list due to a wrist issue interrupted what had been a strong start with the Nuts, but Kelenic remains one of the organization's brightest prospects after coming over in the blockbuster trade with the Mets this past December that saw Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano head to New York.
Kelenic is 3-for-20 with three RBI, two walks and two runs for High-A Modesto over the five games he's suited up for since returning from a wrist injury.
Kelenic had gotten off to a hot start with the Nuts prior to his injury, as he was hitting .375 over a modest seven-game sample. The recent two-week absence seems to have affected the 19-year-old's rhythm at the plate to an extent, but he still has a solid .273/.327/.500 line across 49 plate appearances at the High-A level thus far.
Kelenic (wrist) is back in the starting lineup for High-A Modesto on Thursday, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.
Kelenic was moved to the injured list June 8 due to a right wrist injury, but he's returned to full health and will aim to keep it rolling with Modesto, for which he's slashing .375/.423/.667 with two homers and five RBI over seven contests.
Kelenic (wrist), who was placed on the minor-league injured list last Saturday, is still being evaluated but may only be sidelined for the minimum time required, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Kelenic injured his wrist in the process of swiping second base in a game last Thursday in San Jose. Mariners director of player development Andy McKay remarked Monday that the hope is that Kelenic can be back on the field as soon as his mandatory seven-day stint on the IL concludes.
Kelenic was placed on the minor-league injured list Saturday with a right wrist injury, MLB Pipeline reports.
Kelenic suffered the injury Thursday sliding into second base and will require more than a couple days for a full recovery. The 19-year-old has been crushing the ball since being promoted to High-A Modesto with a .375/.423/.667 slash line.
Kelenic exited Thursday's game for High-A Modesto with an undisclosed injury, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Kelenic reached base in his first at-bat before reportedly injuring himself while sliding into second base on a successful stolen base attempt. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like the injury is anything overly serious, though the Mariners still figure to handle the well-regarded prospect with caution.
Kelenic went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in High-A Modesto's loss to Visalia on Thursday, his first game since being promoted from Low-A West Virginia.
Kelenic's climb up the ranks has been a brisk one thus far, as he was suiting up for Rookie-level Kingsport just 10 months ago prior to the offseason trade that brought him over from the Mets. The 19-year-old seemingly had nothing left to prove at the Low-A level after slashing .303/.391/.564 over 49 games, and the fact he left the yard in his first opportunity at his latest stop might be a sign of things to come.
Kelenic was promoted from Low-A West Virginia to High-A Modesto on Tuesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Kelenic needed only 49 games with the Power to earn the promotion, slashing .303/.391/.564 with 10 homers in 188 at-bats. Seattle's top prospect posted an improved 12.0 percent walk rate with West Virginia and also added seven stolen bases, though he was caught four times.
Kelenic was traded from the Mets to the Mariners on Monday along with Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista in exchange for Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano and cash considerations, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Kelenic will wind up having spent just a few months with the organization that selected him sixth overall in the 2018 draft. In 56 games at the rookie-ball level, the center fielder hit .286/.371/.468, adding six homers and 15 steals. He's a potential cross-category contributor once he reaches the majors, though that's still several years away.
Kelenic went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored, three RBI and two stolen bases for Rookie-level Kingsport in Thursday's win over Bristol.
After a brief adjustment period following a promotion from the GCL, the sixth overall pick in this year's draft has begun to dominate the Appalachian League, slashing .326/.380/.543 through 22 games in August with three homers (including two in the last two days) and five steals. Kelenic, who just turned 19 in July, is a potential five-category fantasy asset in center field once he matures, but his big-league debut is most likely a few years away.
Kelenic went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run for Rookie-level Kingsport in Thursday's loss to Greeneville.
After being selected sixth overall in this year's draft out of high school, Kelenic has taken to pro ball like a duck to water, slashing .413/.451/.609 in 12 games for the Mets' Gulf Coast League affiliate before a promotion to the Appalachian League, where he's now homered twice in his first three games. If the 18-year-old develops faster than expected despite his cold-weather background, he could rise quickly through a New York system thin in high-upside prospects.
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