Jarred Kelenic making ‘significant’ progress, expected to start Tacoma rehab next week

Adam Jude

His boot’s off, and his hair’s on fire.

Jarred Kelenic is off and running in his rehab, “chomping at the bit” to get back on the field and help the Mariners push for another playoff berth, general manager Justin Hollander said Friday afternoon.

Kelenic, out with a broken left foot since kicking a water cooler July 19 in the dugout, was cleared to remove his walking boot last week and has resumed full-intensity baseball activity in Arizona.

“He has made significant progress in the last five days,” Hollander said.

If all continues to go well over the next few days, the Mariners plan to send Kelenic on a full rehab assignment next week with Class AAA Tacoma.

“It will be a real rehab assignment; it’s not going to be a check-the-box for a day. He’s obviously been out for a while,” Hollander said. “But he’s progressing very well. Probably to the shock of no one, he’s pushing the boundaries of what a human being can do in terms of recovery.”

This story will be updated.

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