Mariners call top prospect Kyle Lewis back from Arizona Fall League

Oct 30, 2017, 2:25 PM | Updated: 2:32 pm
Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis experienced discomfort in his surgically repaired knee. (AP)...
Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis experienced discomfort in his surgically repaired knee. (AP)

Kyle Lewis’ Arizona Fall League season most likely has come to an end. Absent from games for the better part of the last week, the Mariners have called their top prospect back to Seattle after he experienced discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee.

Before heading north, Lewis was seen by doctors in Arizona and underwent a number of tests including a MRI.

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“He jumped for a fly ball, didn’t feel great when he came down,” said Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto. “We’re not concerned there is structural damage or issue with Kyle, but he is having a hard time getting over the hump in coming back.”

Lewis suffered a torn ACL, medial and lateral meniscus in his right knee on a slide home in 2016. He made his return to minor league play last June and played in 55 games split between the Arizona Rookie League and Class A-Modesto.

“We don’t think we are dealing with any new issues or damage, it’s just the rehab is taking longer than anticipated,” said Dipoto.

The Mariners are plotting a new course of offseason action for Lewis, one that will focus on continued strength and conditioning rather than game experience.

“We want to make sure when Kyle goes out there he feels 100 percent,” said Dipoto. “He’s gone through a variety of strengthening programs. We want to make sure he’s at full strength before he goes out there rather than trying to jam in another 50 plate appearances.”

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