Yelich leaves game with oblique injury vs. Cardinals

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Christian Yelich, who hit a game-tying home run on Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, left Wednesday’s game with the Cardinals with a right oblique injury. He admitted after the game when he was interviewed by reporters that he was not sure when he got injured.

He left the contest in the seventh inning. He was replaced by Hernán Pérez.

Christian Yelich sliding into the bottom frame of the Miller Park outfield (Getty Images)

Christian Yelich sliding into the bottom frame of the Miller Park outfield (Getty Images)

Since the start of the season, Yelich has been hitting the ball very well. But likely with this injury, he’ll have to miss some time moving forward.

“No, it was nothing from that,” Yelich said of the play when he slid into the bottom frame of the outfield wall in the sixth inning. “It’s just a little tightness, soreness.”

Yelich, who was acquired in the off-season in a trade with the Miami Marlins, will be re-evaluated on Thursday. Right now little is known until that evaluation.

“No,” Yelich said if it’s been bothering him for a while. “Just a precautionary thing, make sure it doesn’t turn into something bigger.”

The 26-year-old has had .435 batting average in five games. He also had one home run and five RBI’s with ten hits.

Before he left on Wednesday, he was 0-for-3 with a strikeout. His was the second game of the young season, where he did not register a hit, which he also did not do on April 2nd against the Cardinals.

The Brewers continue their home stand on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs. He could potentially miss this series.

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