Following the All-Star Break and a somewhat perfunctory appearance in the MLB Futures Game, Seattle Mariners top prospect OF Jarred Kelenic will be promoted to the majors once again.
Jarred Kelenic will be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma and join the big league team tomorrow in Anaheim, Jerry Dipoto just said on @710ESPNSeattle.— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) July 15, 2021
Kelenic will join the team in Anaheim for their series at the Los Angeles Angels. With his disappointing first stint in the bigs now a month or so in the rear-view, Kelenic can hopefully stick in Seattle full time. He’ll be taking on center field duties primarily, per Jerry Dipoto.
Dipoto on @710ESPNSeattle said that when Jarred Kelenic returns tomorrow he will play mainly in CF.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) July 15, 2021
The hopes are still sky high for Kelenic to be a masher, even as his first run in the majors spiraled poorly. With an outfield group of Kelenic, Jake Fraley, and Mitch Haniger, the M’s have a trio of at least passable center fielders, but no clear standouts. The chance to see Kelenic work in the lineup full time with a slightly more vibrant offense around him at the moment is an enticing one, especially if he can add another above average bat to the party.