M's Kelenic placed on seven-day IL

No. 24 overall prospect injured left ankle on Monday

Jarred Kelenic has a .288/.370/.535 with 15 homers and 43 RBIs in 80 games across two levels. (Shelly Valenzuela/San Jose Giants)

By Daren Smith / MiLB.com | July 17, 2019 8:01 PM

Top Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic was placed on the injured list by Class A Advanced Modesto on Wednesday, two days after he injured his left ankle.

Video: Modesto's Kelenic exits with injury

MLB.com's No. 24 overall prospect ripped an RBI double to right-center field in the sixth inning of the Nuts' 10-6, 15-inning loss to Inland Empire on Monday. Kelenic went down at second base and appeared to be in considerable pain. After several minutes, he walked off the field alongside manager Denny Hocking and was replaced by pinch-runner Eugene Helder.

It's the second IL stint for Kelenic, who missed two weeks in June with a right wrist injury. Activated on June 20, he batted .100 (4-for-40) with two doubles and four RBIs in his first 11 games back. But the 20-year-old was in the midst of his best stretch since a promotion to the California League, hitting .318/.423/.545 with two homers, four doubles, five RBIs and 10 runs scored in 12 games in July.

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Kelenic started his first full Minor League season with Class A West Virginia, where he batted .309/.394/.586 with 11 homers, three triples, 14 doubles and 29 RBIs in 50 games.

The Wisconsin native was drafted sixth overall last year by the Mets, who traded him with outfielder Jay Bruce and right-handers Justin Dunn, Anthony Swarzak and Gerson Bautista to Seattle for second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz last December.

Daren Smith is an editor for MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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