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Increase in injuries across Major League Baseball in 2021 – especially for the Mariners

Marcio Jose Sanchez
The Associated Press
Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis can't come up with a line drive in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in May. He was put on the injured list again this week for what could be a prolonged absence.

The Seattle Mariners have led Major League Baseball in the number of players injured this season. Injuries are up all across baseball this year. We learn more from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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Kirsten Kendrick hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.