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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
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Christian Yelich finished a perfect 4-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in the Marlins' 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Multi-hit games haven't been the norm for Yelich this season -- in fact, Saturday's game was the first in which he's had more than two hits all year. The stolen base was his sixth of the season and first since June 12. The promising outfielder is hitting just .242/.307/.322 overall this year. Jun 27 - 6:52 PM

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Christian Yelich went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts Friday against the Dodgers.

Yelich showed some signs of life earlier this month, but he's hitting just .172 (5-for-29) with a homer and a double over his last eight games. The early back injury didn't help, but he has a lowly .227/.295/.319 batting line on the year.
Jun 26 - 10:34 PM

Christian Yelich finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored in a win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

Yelich continues to get healthy at the plate after a slow start, raising his June average to .273 with 11 runs scored in 15 games this month. His line remains a forgettable .236/.303/.320 and he's got just three homers on the year, but he's been moved up in the lineup in recent days. His numbers should continue to trend in the right direction moving forward.
Jun 16 - 10:23 PM

Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

All three of the Marlins' runs came on solo home runs. Yelich's came in the fourth inning off of Mark Buehrle, his third of the year. He had a nine-game hitting streak snapped last week, but he otherwise hasn't done much offensively thus far. Yelich is batting .217/.279/.296 with 12 RBI.
Jun 9 - 9:32 PM

Christian Yelich is absent from the Marlins' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Ichiro Suzuki is handling left field in Yelich's absence.
Jun 3 - 3:34 PM

Christian Yelich homered in losing effort against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Yelich went 1-for-4 on the afternoon. His seventh-inning solo shot pushed the Marlins' lead to 2-0 at the time. It marked his second of the year. Yelich has struggled since coming off of the disabled list earlier this month, batting .209/.281/.282 overall with eight RBI.
May 27 - 3:21 PM

Christian Yelich is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

Yelich is down to .180/.263/.236 for the season and will get a day off to regroup. Ichiro Suzuki is covering left field.
May 22 - 3:59 PM

Christian Yelich is not in the Marlins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Braves.

It doesn't appear to be anything more than a day of rest for the struggling Yelich against opposing left-hander Alex Wood. Since returning from the disabled list, he's just 4-for-25 (.160) with nine strikeouts. Ichiro Suzuki will draw the start in left field and hit sixth for the Fish.
May 16 - 10:07 AM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's walk-off loss to the Dodgers.

Yelich committed an error in the outfield which eventually led to the Dodgers taking a 2-1 lead in the seventh. He made up for it, drilling a go-ahead two-run home run off of Yimi Garcia in the ninth inning. It's the first homer of the year for Yelich, who missed some time with a herniated disc in his back. He's batting .200/.273/.267 but we should see his numbers rise sooner rather than later so long as he's healthy.
May 12 - 1:19 AM

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

Yelich will return to the lineup on Friday. He has been sidelined for the past two weeks due to a herniated disc in his back. Prior to landing on the disabled list, Yelich was hitting .200/.265/.222 with no homers and four RBI in 11 games.
May 8 - 7:05 PM

Christian Yelich (back) will likely be activated from the disabled list Friday.

The original timeline had him returning Thursday, but the Marlins want him to play another minor league rehab game. He's 1-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base over his first two games with High-A Jupiter. Yelich has been sidelined for two weeks with a herniated disk in his back.
May 5 - 10:39 AM

Christian Yelich (back) is expected to return from the disabled list on Thursday.

Yelich is eligible to come off the disabled list as early as Tuesday, though it seems more likely that he'll rejoin the Marlins for Thursday's series opener against the Giants in San Francisco. His return will push Ichiro Suzuki back into a reserve role in the Marlins outfield.
May 2 - 1:06 PM

Marlins placed OF Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with a lower back strain.

Yelich has been battling back issues for over a week and the Marlins finally decided it was best to make a DL move with him. It's not clear at this point how long he might be on the shelf. Ichiro Suzuki figures to see the bulk of the starts in left field while Yelich is out.
Apr 24 - 2:55 PM

Christian Yelich (back) said Tuesday that he expected to miss the next several games.

It's possible he could even require a trip to the disabled list. Yelich missed two games last week and another contest Tuesday because of lower back tightness and the Marlins might just decide to shut him down for at least a couple weeks. If Yelich does head to the DL, Ichiro Suzuki would be in line for a playing time boost.
Apr 21 - 10:29 PM

Christian Yelich was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with lower back tightness.

It's the same issue that kept him out of a couple games last week. The struggling Yelich had been dropped down to fifth in the batting order before being scratched. Ichiro Suzuki has taken his spot in left field.
Apr 21 - 6:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Dan Haren
4David Phelps
5Tom Koehler
6Jose Urena
7Brad Hand
8Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Carter Capps
6Jarred Cosart
7Steve Cishek
8Aaron Crow