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Thiel: Mariners' top prospect Kelenic will be back, has 'all attributes to be a star'

Jae C. Hong
The Associated Press
Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic walks off the field after striking out during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, June 3, 2021.

The Mariners' top prospect Jarred Kelenic is once again playing in Triple-A Tacoma. He was sent down this week after going hitless in his last 39 plate appearances for a batting average of .096. Here is some perspective from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel in his conversation this week with 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.