Curse #2: Jarred Kelenic Did Not Kick the Bucket, But HIs Encounter with the Cooler Broke His Foot
Did the baseball gods convene and decide on an injury that would not only take Kelenic off the field but would also really upset him? I am certain that Kelenic was not the first player to kick a cooler but for whatever reason, this kick yielded a broken foot.
Jarred Kelenic is a talented player. He can also be emotional and intense. While everyone was disappointed that he would miss time with the team, there was no one more upset than Kelenic himself. His frustration at batting poorly was due to his love for the team. To think that he took his frustration out in a way that would hurt the team led him to feel that he had let his teammates down.
Kelenic kicked the cooler and was put on the 10-day IL on July 20 but was back for a Tacoma Rainiers rehab assignment in over a month. On August 30, he began playing in Tacoma and by September 11, he was back at T-Mobile Park.
Kelenic came out in April and May, making 28 hits in April and 25 in May. He had a drier June and July which might have been part of the frustration he expressed that day. He is a talented and beloved player who fans are glad to have back in one piece.