The· Seattle Mariners They are expected to summon their leading candidate, Jarred Kelenic, on Thursday, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
According to ESPN’s Kylie McDaniel, Kelenic, who was ranked 6th in the 2018 Amateur Draft, is ranked as the 3rd most promising baseball player.
The situation may change, but the plan is to promote outfielder Kelenic in the first game of Seattle’s home series. Cleveland Indians..
Kelenic, 21, was pushed aside by a tense adductor muscle in his left knee early in spring training. He has hit two home runs, six RBIs, six runs and two stolen bases 9-20 in five games against Seattle’s Triple A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers.
In late February Kelenic showed that his service hours are being manipulated By the Mariners based on comments from former team president and CEO Kevin Mather who aroused MLBPA’s wrath.In multiple controversial comments made in online video Led to his resignationOn February 5, Mother revealed to the Rotary Club of Bellevue, Washington, information about contract negotiations with Kelenic. In the video, Mother controls longer than Kelenic and pitcher Logan Gilbert said they wouldn’t join a Major League Baseball club on the first day as a way to keep the club.
After Mother’s comment was released, Kelenic and one of his agents told USA Today that the Mariners’ decision not to call him major in 2020 was based on service hours after he declined. A guaranteed contract for 2019 that said it was “obvious.”
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto personally apologized to Kelenic at the time, but denied that the team was manipulating Kelenic’s service hours.
“I don’t know how to interpret the service time operation with the 21 year old player who played.  Dipoto told reporters in February. “In games that exceed the A-ball, the number of at-bats as a professional player has not reached 800 yet,” he said.
“Jarred is a very talented player, but I would like to make sure he has unchecked the checkbox under development, not only for the Mariners’ interests, but also for the interests of Jarred Kelenic. It has been fully developed. “
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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The Seattle Mariners expect to call top candidate Jarred Kelenic this week, sources say.
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31423810/seattle-mariners-expected-call-top-prospect-jarred-kelenic-week-sources-say The Seattle Mariners expect to call top candidate Jarred Kelenic this week, sources say.