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Christian Yelich | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Christian Yelich went 5-for-5 as the Marlins beat the Phillies 6-5 in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader.
Yelich had four singles and a double. He also scored the game-tying run off Phillies closer Ken Giles in the top of the ninth inning. The 23-year-old outfielder will carry a .298/.363/.413 batting line into the Marlins' final two games -- Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. He opened the day batting .290/.357/.404. Oct 3 - 7:39 PM

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Christian Yelich belted his seventh home run of the season but it wasn't enough for the Marlins to overcome the Nationals in Washington on Friday.

Yelich got the scoring started in the contest, blasting a two-run shot off Max Scherzer in the first inning. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-5 and was also caught stealing. He has picked up the pace dramatically since his early season slump and is now slashing a respectable .287/.351/.396 with seven homers and 39 RBI on the year.
Sep 18 - 10:57 PM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Marlins took down the Mets on Tuesday.

Yelich led off the Marlins' three-run fifth inning with an RBI double, and would tack on another run with a ground out in the seventh. The outfielder had been slumping, batting .188 (6-for-32) since September 5. Overall, he's hitting .284/.351/.390 with six home runs, 36 RBI, 50 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases in 450 plate appearances.
Sep 15 - 10:45 PM

Christian Yelich doubled in two runs and walked twice Wednesday versus the Brewers.

Yelich hasn't homered in 21 games since returning from his knee injury, but he is hitting .354 over 79 at-bats. Even though this year has been a disappointment, with a pair of injuries holding him back, he will go into next season as a breakthrough candidate.
Sep 9 - 10:56 PM

Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Yelich came into Monday's action with a seven-game hitting streak. The 23-year-old hasn't progressed as hoped this season, but injuries have played a big part in that. On the bright side, he has at least been hitting for average dating back to June.
Sep 7 - 4:41 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-6 with a double and two runs scored in Friday's 11-inning win over the Mets.

Yelich has been seeing the ball well of late and is 10-for-18 in his last five games. Knee and ankle injuries have cost him a few games over the last week. Maybe the time off served him well. He's hitting .288/.353/.396 with six homers, 32 RBI, 42 runs scored and 14 steals in 99 games this season.
Sep 4 - 11:30 PM

Christian Yelich (knee, ankle) is back in the Marlins' starting lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

Yelich missed a bit of time with a bruised ankle and knee. He's batting second and starting in left field in his return Tuesday night versus Braves lefty Manny Banuelos.
Sep 1 - 4:29 PM

Christian Yelich (knee, ankle) is out of the Marlins' starting lineup Monday versus the Braves.

Yelich singled as a pinch-hitter on Sunday against the Nationals, but he's still not ready to play a full game. The 23-year-old fouled a ball off his ankle last Wednesday and also has a bruised right knee. Derek Dietrich is in left field for Miami on Monday night.
Aug 31 - 3:22 PM

Christian Yelich (knee, ankle) hit a pinch-hit single in the Marlins' loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

Yelich hadn't appeared in a game for the Fish since re-injuring his right knee and fouling a ball off his ankle last Wednesday. The 23-year-old outfielder should be ready to return to everyday action this week.
Aug 31 - 9:10 AM

Christian Yelich didn't play Thursday because he re-injured his right knee and also fouled a ball off his ankle on Wednesday.

Yelich just returned from the disabled list on Tuesday after missing the last two weeks with a bruised right knee. It doesn't seem at this point that the Marlins are viewing it as a serious setback, but expect them to be cautious with Yelich over the next few days.
Aug 28 - 10:26 AM

Christian Yelich is out of Thursday's lineup against the Pirates with a bruised knee.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that he's not even taking batting practice, so this situation is worth watching. Derek Dietrich will start in left field while Ichiro Suzuki will play right.
Aug 27 - 4:16 PM

Marlins activated OF Christian Yelich from the 15-day disabled list.

Yelich ended up missing the minimum 15 days with a right knee contusion and didn't even require a minor league rehab assignment. The 23-year-old is batting .275/.343/.376 with six home runs, 29 RBI, and 14 steals over 92 games this season.
Aug 25 - 3:23 PM

Christian Yelich (knee) is hopeful of being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, the first day he's eligible.

It's a surprise, as just a couple days ago Yelich wasn't cleared to run yet. He made nice progress over the weekend, though, and will shag some flies prior to Monday's game in hopes of being activated on Tuesday. The young outfielder has been out with a right knee contusion.
Aug 24 - 4:35 PM

Christian Yelich (knee) has yet to be cleared to resume running.

Yelich has been taking batting practice with no issues, but there's still some soreness and swelling in his bruised right knee that's keeping him from running. At this point, it seems unlikely that he'll return before the end of the month.
Aug 21 - 11:33 AM

Marlins placed OF Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 10, with a right knee contusion.

Marcell Ozuna was recalled from Triple-A as a corresponding move. Yelich hasn't been able to play since Sunday due to the injury, so instead of continuing to wait it out, they'll put him on the shelf for a couple of days.
Aug 15 - 2:25 PM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Tom Koehler
3David Phelps
4Brad Hand
5Jarred Cosart
6Henderson Alvarez
7Justin Nicolino
8Adam Conley
9Austin Brice
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Bryan Morris
5Andre Rienzo
6Brian Ellington
7Kendry Flores
8Kyle Barraclough
9Aaron Crow
10Nick Wittgren
11Raudel Lazo
12Jose Urena
13Scott McGough