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Jarred Kelenic to be promoted to Seattle following All-Star Break

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Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.