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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 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

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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

Christian Yelich has been dropped to fifth in the Marlins' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

Yelich has batted exclusively out of the No. 2 spot so far, but he's struggled to the tune of a .200/.265/.222 batting line thus far. Martin Prado will hit second Tuesday. We suspect it won't be long before Yelich turns things around.
Apr 21 - 4:21 PM

Christian Yelich went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Yelich, who signed a seven-year, $49.57 million contract extension in March, is off to a miserable start. Sunday's performance dropped his average to .200 and he has only one extra-base hit and one stolen base. He has come to the plate only 49 times, which is a small sample size, but it's not the start to the season the Marlins envisioned when they agreed to the pact with Yelich last month. Perhaps some of Yelich's struggles can be explained by a recent bout with back tightness.
Apr 19 - 4:08 PM

Christian Yelich (back) has returned to the Marlins' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets.

Yelich missed two straight games with tightness in his back, but it was never a serious concern. The left fielder will hit second in his return Thursday night.
Apr 16 - 3:48 PM

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

He was expected to miss a second straight game due to a tight back given that the club had a day game after a night game, but MLB.com's Joe Frisaro thinks Yelich could be held out until Saturday or possibly Friday. Ichiro Suzuki is in left field in Yelich's place again Wednesday. J.T. Realmuto is getting a start Wednesday over Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Christian Yelich has been scratched from the Marlins' lineup Tuesday due to back tightness.

It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Marlins have a day game Wednesday so he could miss at least a couple days. Ichiro Suzuki will start against the Braves in Yelich's place.
Apr 14 - 4:48 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
3Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Tom Koehler
7Jose Urena
8Brad Hand
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Steve Cishek
5Sam Dyson
6Carter Capps
7Vin Mazzaro
8Andre Rienzo
9Aaron Crow