Kyle Lewis

Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis, who has since been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, rounds third after hitting a home run at T-Mobile Park.

Since winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award in 2020, the last two years have not gone as planned for Kyle Lewis. After a decent start to his 2021 season, Lewis tore his meniscus and needed a third major surgery on his right knee. It took almost a year to work his way back, and when he did, he played only a few games before a concussion sidelined him for an additional month.  Upon returning a second time, Lewis tallied 46 albeit uninspiring plate appearances with the Seattle Mariners before being sent down to Triple-A Tacoma to finish the season. The Mariners went on to clinch their first playoff berth since 2001 without him. Now, Lewis is a Diamondback.…

Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis, just traded to the Diamondbacks, jogs to first after drawing a walk.

The Diamondbacks made their second trade in three days on Thursday, acquiring 27-year-old outfielder Kyle Lewis from the Seattle Mariners for outfielder/catcher Cooper Hummel. On paper, the D-backs exchanged a player that might not have made their Opening Day roster for a player that was once the consensus top prospect in the Mariners’ system and is still only two years removed from winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award. So, what’s the catch? There are several, the most pressing of which is that Lewis’ injury history might not fit on a CVS receipt. With that comes inherent risk, but Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said that Lewis fills a more pressing need for the team than Hummel. “We felt…