Mariners heart fielder Kyle Lewis has been out all month with a deep bone bruise in his proper knee, however he might make his 2021 debut inside the subsequent few days, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times relays. Supervisor Scott Servais stated the Mariners hope Lewis will return throughout their homestand – which runs from tonight by way of Tuesday – whereas GM Jerry Dipoto instructed ESPN 710 that he’s more likely to come again Monday. Lewis gained AL Rookie of the 12 months honors in 2020 on the power of a .262/.364/.437 line with 11 dwelling runs and 5 stolen bases in 242 plate appearances. The Lewis-less Mariners have used Taylor Trammell in heart, however he has slumped to a .132/.283/.316 mark over 46 PA.
Extra damage updates on a pair of different AL golf equipment…
- Twins heart fielder Byron Buxton, who hasn’t performed since Tuesday, is coping with a light hamstring pressure, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com tweets. Buxton was out of the Twins’ lineup once more for his or her sport in Anaheim on Friday, however it stays to be seen whether or not he’ll must go to the IL. The 27-year-old has gotten off to an otherworldly begin this season with a .469/.528/.1.094 line and 5 homers in 36 journeys to the plate. He has already posted 1.2 fWAR, which matches the determine he put up final yr in 99 extra PA (135).
- The Rangers might reinstate outfielder/designated hitter Willie Calhoun from the 10-day IL on Saturday, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Calhoun suffered a groin damage over a month in the past and hasn’t made his 2021 debut in consequence. After placing up encouraging offensive numbers two years in the past, Calhoun endured a disastrous 2020 that included a fractured jaw in spring coaching after which a .190/.231/.260 line in 108 regular-season plate journeys.
- Sticking with the Rangers, the group introduced Friday that it activated left-handed reliever Joely Rodriguez from the 10-day IL and optioned righty Josh Sborz. Rodriguez hasn’t been capable of pitch this common season due to a sprained left ankle. Though he solely threw 12 2/3 innings final season, Rodriguez impressed with a 2.13 ERA, 17 strikeouts towards 5 walks, and a 51.7 % groundball charge. He held his personal towards lefty and righty hitters alike, limiting batters to a pitiful .174/.255/.239 line.