Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich has played in just one out of the teams last 12 games. Low back tightness has kept him out of game action and at one point there was speculation that he would land on the injured list. That has not happened and per a report he now has set a new target date to return.
Christian Yelich is targeting a return this weekend during the Milwaukee Brewers and Miami Marlins series.
In a recent publication from Curt Hogg in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he indicated that on Thursday, September 21 Christian Yelich reported that he was not 100%, but would be available off the bench if needed. He did not get into a game, but now reportedly could return on either Friday or Saturday in Miami if no setbacks occur.
“He said he feels much better than he did earlier in the week and felt he could be available off the bench if called upon but isn’t quite back to 100%.”
“Barring a setback, (Christian) Yelich is targeting Friday or Saturday in Miami to return to the lineup.”
The last time Christian Yelich tried to play in a game was one week ago against the Washington Nationals. In that game he batted leadoff, went 0-3 with two strikeouts and a walk, and was replaced in the ninth inning by Tyrone Taylor.
During this game his timing at the plate understandably looked off. While there isn’t an urgency from a standings perspective to get him back in the lineup he may need some consistent at-bats before the play offs. The good news is that the Brewers magic number currently sits at two, so once they secure the division and he returns to the lineup the focus can be more so on seeing live pitching again as opposed to returning and needing instant results.
Whether Christian Yelich returns to regular game action or not against the Miami Marlins, hopefully he can get his back feeling 100% prior to the playoffs starting. The Wild Card round is scheduled to begin on October 3 which is 11 days from now.
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