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Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis (knee) underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair his torn right meniscus, according to general manager Jerry DiPoto. There's currently no timetable for Lewis to return, but an update should be provided in seven to ten days. The team is hopeful that Lewis will be able to return this year, as he is a key part of the offense, but they will surely be cautious as Lewis has previously dealt with issues in this same knee, as recently as this year's spring training. Lewis was slashing .246/.333/.392 with five home runs and two steals at the time of the injury. It would be understandable if fantasy managers chose to move on in redraft formats.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justin Dunn was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday after missing a start with shoulder inflammation, and he never really settled in with his command. Dunn allowed five runs over three innings on nine hits and two walks while striking out three. He hardly made it out of the first inning, and later hit Austin Hedges in the head with a fastball. This was the first time Dunn has allowed more than three runs in a game this year, and he now has a 3.91 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 48 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. Dunn's fantasy ceiling is limited by his inability to go deep into games, and he remains a streaming option.
Seattle Mariners designated hitter Ty France hasn't gotten many hits lately, but he's gotten hit quite a lot. France was drilled with a pitch by Aaron Civale in the first inning of Friday night's matchup with Cleveland, the fourth game he's been hit in a row, and the fifth time in that span. He went 0-for-3 for the game otherwise. France has struggled mightily over his last 30 games, with a .194/.293/.250 slash line, and any buzz around him from spring training has long dissipated. Fantasy managers would be justified in dropping France from their rosters.
Seattle Mariners relief pitchers Keynan Middleton and Yacksel Rios were sent to Triple-A Tacoma Friday to make room on the active roster for Justin Dunn and Kendall Graveman, who were both returning from the injured list. Middleton is more surprising of the two demotions, as he has four saves on the year, but he has also allowed five runs over his last two outings. Neither Middleton or Rios should remain on fantasy rosters, if they were there to begin with.
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Kendall Graveman has been activated from the 10-day injured list and will be available out of the bullpen Friday against Cleveland. Graveman has not pitched since May 23, but he has had a dominant year up to that point, allowing zero runs and just six hits across 14 appearances and 58 batters. Graveman figures to get some save chances, but has mostly been used in the highest leverage spots. Fantasy managers should make sure Graveman is rostered, as he's been one of the most valuable relievers in the majors this season.