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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mariners’ baserunning and situational hitting game offers a glimpse at the talent of two top prospects | The Seattle Times

Just call him Mr. Glass.

There was an injury on the first play of the base running/situational hitting game. Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis, who has been more than unlucky with injury issues, suffered a dislocated right pinkie finger on a slide into second base. Lewis, who is rated as the Mariners’ No. 8 prospect by Baseball America, dove headfirst into second, jammed his hand against the base and felt the pain. He stood up after being called safe, shook his hand and then looked down and saw his finger pointing at an odd angle. He motioned for the coaches and the trainers.

“It happens,” Servais said. “You can’t use kid gloves or wrap them up in bubble wrap, you have to play the game. Getting out and running the bases hard and playing like a real game is important.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 21, 2019 at 06:47 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bfan Posted: February 21, 2019 at 04:12 PM (#5817176)
After all of the analysis and angst over whether to select a mid-major (Mercer) college hitter so high in the draft, who had great stats but did not face that much high-level college pitching, I really want him to get over the injury bug to answer the broader question of how well great stats from mid-level college competition will translate to major league skills and success. Bravo for the Mariners for taking the chance on him.

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