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Christian Yelich | Outfielder | #22

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 199
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (23) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Christian Yelich hit a two-run home run to help the Brewers complete a four-game sweep of the Marlins with a 4-2 win Sunday.
Yelich hit an absolute laser to center field off southpaw Caleb Smith in the fourth inning, clearing the wall to give the Brewers a lead they wouldn't relinquish. It was his second homer in 11 games this year, giving him eight RBI and 10 runs scored. The big offseason acquisition -- from those same Marlins he helped defeat -- has been as advertised when healthy, slashing .333/.429/.571 on the year. Apr 22 - 5:12 PM

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Christian Yelich is starting in center field and batting second Wednesday versus the Reds.

Yelich was activated off the disabled list Tuesday but did not play in the Brewers' 2-0 defeat of the Reds. This will be his first game since April 4, when he suffered a right oblique strain.
Apr 18 - 10:39 AM

Brewers activated OF Christian Yelich from the 10-day disabled list.

While Yelich has been activated, he is not in Tuesday's starting lineup. He will be available off the bench, though. It was reported Monday that the Brewers want Yelich to get 2-3 days of full pregame activities, so clearly they are easing him back into things after his oblique strain.
Apr 17 - 3:25 PM

The Brewers would like Christian Yelich (oblique) to get in 2-3 days of full pregame activities before activating him from the disabled list.

The Brewers initially had plans to activate Yelich when he was first eligible Sunday, but they pumped the brakes on that. However, he's getting close and should be back in the next few days if he can avoid a setback. The outfielder has been sidelined with a strained right oblique.
Apr 16 - 5:32 PM

Christian Yelich (oblique) will not be activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Saturday.

Yelich took 70 swings in the batting cage Saturday afternoon, and Counsell said it was his best day yet. That said, the team wants Yelich closer to 100 percent before they activate him. Even though that won't be Sunday, it sounds as though it's on the horizon.
Apr 14 - 5:32 PM

Christian Yelich (oblique) is optimistic about being activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Sunday.

Yelich took batting practice Friday with no apparent issues. Unless he suffers a setback, he should be back in the Brewers' lineup Sunday. He's been sidelined since early April with a strained right oblique.
Apr 13 - 4:55 PM

Christian Yelich (oblique) will go through on-field tests on Friday.

If the tests go well, there's a chance that Yelich could be activated from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, the earliest he'd be able to come back. The Brewers could choose to send him on a minor-league assignment either way to help get him up to speed, but either way, it sounds like Yelich should be back in the next couple of weeks, at the latest.
Apr 11 - 5:37 PM

Brewers placed OF Christian Yelich on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with a right oblique strain.

The Brew Crew had been hoping Yelich was ready to go on Monday, but obviously he hasn't recovered as quickly as anticipated. He'll be eligible to return on April 15 and might be ready at that time. Domingo Santana will receive regular playing time in right field while Yelich is out.
Apr 8 - 11:49 AM

Brewers' manager Craig Counsell said Saturday that he expects Christian Yelich to return to the starting lineup on Monday.

Yelich was held out for the third straight day on Saturday, and Counsell noted that he'll sit on Sunday as well. The club is still hopeful that he'll avoid a stint on the disabled list, but if he isn't ready to return on Monday, something has to give.
Apr 7 - 1:37 PM

Christian Yelich (oblique) was held out of the Brewers' starting lineup again on Saturday.

It's the third straight game that the outfielder has missed with his strained oblique. Domingo Santana will draw another start in his place in right field and is batting fifth against Yu Darvish and the Cubs on Saturday.
Apr 7 - 1:13 PM

Christian Yelich (oblique) remained out of the Brewers' lineup Friday.

Yelich tweaked his right oblique Wednesday and has now sat out the last two games. The Brewers are calling him day-to-day for the time being. Domingo Santana is drawing another start in right field.
Apr 6 - 4:51 PM

Brewers general manager David Stearns said Thursday that Christian Yelich (oblique) is considered "day-to-day."

Yelich was lifted from Wednesday's game with soreness in his right oblique. The fact that he wasn't immediately placed on the disabled list suggests the tweak is minor, but it's still possible he winds up on the DL eventually depending on how quickly he recovers. Domingo Santana should play regularly while Yelich is out.
Apr 6 - 9:38 AM

Christian Yelich (oblique) is not in the Brewers' lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

This was the expected move after Yelich left Wednesday's game with stiffness in his right oblique. Ryan Braun will fill in at left field and bat second against Cubs lefty Jon Lester. Oblique injuries can be tricky, so don't be surprised if Yelich lands on the disabled list.
Apr 5 - 4:48 PM

Christian Yelich left Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals with a right oblique injury.

Yelich told reporters that he didn't know how or when he injured it. He left the game in the seventh inning and was replaced by Hernan Perez. Yelich has torn the cover off the baseball to start the season, and it would be a significant loss for the Brewers if the former Marlins outfielder were to miss time. He'll be reevaluated on Thursday.
Apr 4 - 11:22 PM

Christian Yelich blasted a two-out, game-tying solo home run off of Dominic Leone in the ninth inning on Tuesday, helping to lead the Brewers to a come-from-behind victory over the Cardinals.

Yelich got the Brewers on the board with a run-scoring single off of Jack Flaherty in the fifth inning. He then doubled and came around to score in the eighth. It was his final at-bat though that made the difference, lining his first home run as a Brewer over the wall in right-center. He's off to a sizzling start, slashing .435/.458/.652 with five RBI.
Apr 3 - 11:21 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Manny Pina
2Jett Bandy
3Stephen Vogt
4Jacob Nottingham
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Tyler Saladino
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Domingo Santana
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Christian Yelich
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Chase Anderson
3Zach Davies
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Brent Suter
6Junior Guerra
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jacob Barnes
4Matt Albers
5Jeremy Jeffress
6Oliver Drake
7Boone Logan
8Dan Jennings
9Taylor Williams
10Jorge Lopez