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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 has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
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