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Christian Yelich | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Christian Yelich had an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.
In a 1-0 game in the eighth inning, Yelich hit a run-scoring double to give the Marlins some breathing room. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the night. The run scored later in the inning gives him 18 runs in July, a month in which he's hitting .320. He's got a few more games left this month to add to those numbers. Jul 29 - 10:58 PM

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Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-3 defeat of the Astros.

Yelich also stole a base -- his 13th of the season. The talented young outfielder has been on a tear so far in July and looks poised for a huge finish. He's now batting .280/.358/.423 in 85 total games this year.
Jul 26 - 10:55 PM

Christian Yelich knocked in the Marlins' only run of the evening, finishing 2-for-3 with a walk overall with a stolen base in a 6-1 loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

Yelich singled in a run in the third, but that was all the Marlins could muster against Ervin Santana. The 22-year-old outfielder has had four multi-hit games out of his last five contests. He's slashing an impressive .282/.360/.430 with eight home runs, 33 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in 15 attempts on the season.
Jul 23 - 10:20 PM

Christian Yelich homered Saturday in the Marlins' loss to the Mets.

It was a solo shot off Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka in the top of the fifth inning. Yelich has been scorching hot in July and could be ready to truly blossom in the second half of the 2014 regular season.
Jul 12 - 7:08 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored Saturday against the Cardinals.

Yelich has hit safely in five out of six games since coming off the DL and has multi-hit games in four of them. The 22-year-old is batting .266 with seven homers, 29 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 46 runs scored over 69 games this season. He's a useful five-category contributor in mixed leagues.
Jul 5 - 11:35 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

Yelich is now 7-for-22 (.318) in five games since coming back from the disabled list. The 22-year-old owns a respectable .264/.344/.418 batting line through 68 games this season. He has remained fantasy relevant with six homers, 26 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 44 runs scored.
Jul 4 - 11:01 PM

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

Yelich needed to miss only the minimum amount of time with a lower back strain. The young outfielder sports a .259/.342/.418 batting line with six homers, 24 RBI and 10 stolen bases this season for the Marlins.
Jun 29 - 9:04 AM

Christian Yelich (back) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Monday.

Yelich will play two games with Jupiter and two more with Triple-A New Orleans before being activated on Sunday, the first day he's eligible. The young outfielder is batting .259/.342/.418 with six homers, 24 RBI and 10 stolen bases this season.
Jun 23 - 7:58 PM

Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Thursday that he expects Christian Yelich (back) to be activated from the disabled list on July 1, the first day he's eligible.

Yelich took dry swings and played catch Thursday. "I know he’s feeling good," Redmond said. "He’ll probably get a couple [rehab] games in before he’s up and ready to go." Yelich is batting .259/.342/.418 with six homers, 24 RBI and 10 stolen bases this season.
Source: Miami Herald
Jun 20 - 10:25 AM

Marlins placed OF Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Yelich suffered the injury on Friday and didn't make enough progress over the weekend. The hope is that he will be ready to return as soon as his 15-day stint is over. The dynamic young outfielder is batting .259/.342/.418 with six home runs, 24 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 41 runs scored in 63 games this season for the Marlins.
Jun 16 - 2:50 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Christian Yelich will be placed on the disabled list due to a lower back strain.

Yelich sustained the injury during Friday's game and was forced to sit out the rest of the weekend. The team will opt to play it safe and let him recover completely rather than rushing him back into the lineup, which will be much better for his recovery long term. Jake Marisnick is expected to be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to take his place on the roster.
Jun 15 - 8:20 PM

Christian Yelich (back) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

Yelich hasn't played since leaving Friday's game after just one inning due to a strained lower back. The Marlins are calling him day-to-day but also haven't ruled out a disabled list stint. Jake Marisnick would likely replace him on the roster if a move is made.
Jun 15 - 12:39 PM

Christian Yelich (back) is not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

Yelich left Friday's game after just one inning due to a strained lower back, and is sitting out on Saturday as a precautionary measure. It's unlikely that he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but the Marlins will play it safe with their highly-talented young outfielder and allow him ample time to rest and let the injury heal before reinserting him into the lineup.
Jun 14 - 1:21 PM

Christian Yelich was forced to leave Friday's game against the Pirates after just one inning due to a strained lower back.

The injury doesn't sound serious, so consider Yelich day-to-day for the time being. Reed Johnson came on in place of him on Friday and could draw a start on Saturday if Yelich isn't ready to go.
Jun 13 - 7:57 PM

Christian Yelich was removed from Friday's game against the Pirates after his first at-bat with an apparent injury.

No word yet on what happened, but Yelich was replaced in the field by Reed Johnson to start the second inning. The team should provide an update on his status shortly.
Jun 13 - 7:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jordany Valdespin
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Brad Hand
6Jacob Turner
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Kevin Gregg
9Dan Jennings