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Top prospect Lewis promoted to Double-A

No. 5 prospect Bishop likely out for rest of season with fractured arm
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SEATTLE -- Kyle Lewis, who represented the Mariners in Sunday's Futures Game in Washington, D.C., has been promoted from Advanced-A Modesto to Double-A Arkansas to take the place of injured outfielder Braden Bishop, general manager Jerry Dipoto said Saturday.

Lewis is the Mariners' No. 1 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and will get a chance to advance now after batting .260/.303/.428 with five home runs and 32 RBIs in 49 games for Modesto after recovering from offseason surgery to clean up his surgically repaired right knee.

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SEATTLE -- Kyle Lewis, who represented the Mariners in Sunday's Futures Game in Washington, D.C., has been promoted from Advanced-A Modesto to Double-A Arkansas to take the place of injured outfielder Braden Bishop, general manager Jerry Dipoto said Saturday.

Lewis is the Mariners' No. 1 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and will get a chance to advance now after batting .260/.303/.428 with five home runs and 32 RBIs in 49 games for Modesto after recovering from offseason surgery to clean up his surgically repaired right knee.

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Bishop, Seattle's No. 5-ranked prospect, will likely miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his forearm when hit by a pitch Thursday. Dipoto said Bishop will likely require surgery and is expected to need two months for a full recovery.

Bishop was recently named to the Texas League All-Star team and hit .284/.361/.412 with eight homers and 33 RBIs in 84 games.

Video: LAA@SEA: Bishop lines a triple to right field

Lewis, 23, was Seattle's first-round Draft pick and the 11th overall selection in 2016 out of Mercer University. He injured his knee in a home-plate collision while playing for Class A Short-Season Everett a month after signing with the Mariners, then missed much of 2017 while recovering from that injury.

Bishop, 24, was a third-round Draft pick out of the University of Washington in 2015. Regarded as an excellent defensive center fielder, he impressed the Mariners after being invited to his first Major League camp this spring, but will now be sidelined until 2019.

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB.

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