Kyle Lewis, Mariners’ top pick, to miss rest of season with knee injury
Jul 20, 2016, 5:23 PM | Updated: 5:46 pm
Outfielder Kyle Lewis, the Mariners’ top pick in the 2016 draft, will miss the remainder of his first professional season and possibly longer due to a serious knee injury.
The Mariners announced Wednesday that Lewis tore the ACL as well as the medial and lateral meniscus in his right knee during a collision at home plate Tuesday while playing for the Everett AquaSox, the organization’s Short-A affiliate.
The Mariners drafted Lewis, 21, with the 11th overall out of Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where he recently earned Baseball America’s Player of the Year honors as a junior. Lewis was hitting .299 (35 for 117) with 16 extra-base hits, 26 RBIs and a .915 OPS in 30 games with Everett.