Seattle Mariners activate Kyle Lewis from injured list

Mar 7, 2021; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis reacts as he celebrates robbing a home run against the Los Angeles Angels during a Spring Training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners activated center fielder Kyle Lewis from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.

The 2020 American League Rookie of the Year began on the season on the IL with a bone bruise in his right knee.

In a corresponding move, the Mariners optioned outfielder Braden Bishop to the team’s alternate training site prior to Tuesday’s game against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lewis, 25, batted .262 with 11 homers, 28 RBIs, 37 runs and five stolen bases in 58 games last season. He became the first rookie since Oakland’s Mark McGwire in 1987 to lead his team in batting, homers, runs and walks (34).

The Mariners drafted Lewis in the first round (11th overall) in 2016 out of Mercer University.

Bishop, 27, is 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in eight appearances this season.

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