Mariners place Kyle Lewis on IL with right knee injury

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SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Kyle Lewis on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a torn meniscus in his right knee and it’s unclear whether he’ll need surgery.

Seattle manager Scott Servais said Lewis had an MRI on Tuesday morning and the Mariners placed last year’s American League Rookie of the Year on the injured list for the second time this season. Lewis began the season on the injured list after suffering a bone bruise in his knee late in spring training.

“It was different than what he had in spring training. Yesterday, the initial report that I got, it was similar to that. It was different. It was a meniscus issue. In spring training, it was not,” Servais said.

Lewis appeared to get injured while trying to run down a fly ball from Sean Murphy in the eighth inning of the Mariners’ victory Monday over Oakland. Lewis made a leaping attempt on the deep drive and left the game before the start of the ninth inning.

Lewis missed the first three weeks of the regular season before debuting April 20. After a slow start, Lewis had come on of late, hitting .303 with two doubles and two home runs over the past nine games.

“The sad thing was he was on a great routine,” Servais said. “He was feeling really good. I know just talking to him daily it’s the best his legs had felt underneath him. We certainly saw what he was doing at the plate and the bat was really heating up. So we’re going to miss him.”

Seattle recalled outfielder Taylor Trammell from Triple-A Tacoma to take Lewis’ spot. Trammell hit .157 in 27 games with the Mariners earlier this season, but he was batting .384 with six home runs and 19 RBIs in 17 games since going down to Triple-A.

While Trammell was the primary center fielder when Lewis was out earlier in the season, the Mariners plan to have rookie Jarred Kelenic as the primary center fielder until Lewis returns.

“He’s very comfortable in center field. He loves playing center. He’s very capable,” Servais said. “I thought he’s made a couple of really nice catches in left field, plays he’s made out there look easy that are not easy.”

Seattle also activated left-hander Marco Gonzales from the injured list to start Tuesday night against the A’s. Gonzales has been out since late April with a strained forearm. The Mariners optioned right-hander Robert Duggar to Tacoma.

Phils’ Hoskins tears knee, expected to miss significant time

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins needs surgery for a torn ACL after injuring his left knee Thursday fielding a grounder in a spring training game and is expected to miss a significant amount of time.

The Phillies did not say when Hoskins would have the surgery or exactly how long the slugging first baseman might be sidelined.

Hoskins hit 30 homers with 79 RBIs last season for the reigning National League champions.

He was backing up to play a chopper on Thursday when the ball popped out of his glove. Sooner after, he fell to the ground and began clutching his left knee. Teammates gathered around him before he was taken off of the field.

Hoskins, a free agent at the end of the season who turned 30 last week, hit six homers in Philadelphia’s playoff run last season. The Phillies lost to the Houston Astros in the World Series.

The injury was another blow for the Phillies, who will be without top pitching prospect Andrew Painter for another few weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow. And slugger Bryce Harper isn’t expected back until around the All-Star break after undergoing Tommy John surgery in November.