Following his Rookie of the Year campaign with the Seattle Mariners in 2020, outfielder Kyle Lewis has consistently struggled to find his grove at the plate, causing him to spend plenty of time in the minor leagues over the past couple of seasons.
The Diamondbacks, attempting to get Lewis back into his ROY form, decided to take a chance on the 28-year-old, as they traded for him back in November of last year.
However, this trade would ultimately prove to not work out.
Because of this, Lewis was non-tendered by the D-backs on Friday, officially making him a free agent.
The #Dbacks have tendered contracts to 39 players including 6 arbitration-eligible players: RHP Zac Gallen, RHP Kevin Ginkel, LHP Joe Mantiply, RHP Paul Sewald, RHP Ryan Thompson and 1B Christian Walker.
OF Kyle Lewis was non-tendered.
The 40-man roster is at 39.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) November 18, 2023
While Kyle may not be showing any signs of life in the major leagues, he has continued to prosper in the minors.
With the Reno Aces in Triple-A this past season, Lewis recorded a.371 batting average, hit 17 home runs, and posted a 1.098 OPS.
This includes a 20-47 stretch to end the year where he had seven multi-hit games in the final 11 games.
So, obviously, the bat is still there; maybe all it will take is a change of scenery for Kyle Lewis