Jarred Kelenic sent to minors after awful Mariners start

Maybe Brodie Van Wagenen knew what he was doing all along.

Maybe Brodie Van Wagenen knew what he was doing all along.

Jarred Kelenic, the much-ballyhooed prospect the former Mets general manager traded in the deal that brought Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets, has been sent down to Triple A after struggling immensely in the majors.

Jarred Kelenic was optioned to Triple-A by the Mariners on Monday.
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The 21-year-old outfielder was slashing .096/.185/.193 with a .378 OPS and in the midst of an 0-for-39 stretch that is the longest hitless streak of any player this season.

There was ample hype for the top prospect upon his call-up, especially when he went deep and had three hits in his second game. But his performance cratered after that, and now the former Mets first-round pick is back in the minor leagues.

Diaz, meanwhile, has bounced back after a shaky first season in Queens, pitching to a 3.09 ERA this year with 10 saves in 11 opportunities for the first-place Mets. The same cannot be said for Cano, who was suspended for the season by Major League Baseball after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs for the second time. The other prospect the Mets gave up in the deal, right-hander Justin Dunn, was pitching well before recently going on the IL. The Long Island native is 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA in nine starts.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Zach Braziller

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