Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has picked up this year right where he left off in his 2018 MVP campaign, hitting everything in the air out of the ballpark (especially in Milwaukee), and generally terrorizing pitchers to the tune of an absurd early-season batting line of .353/.460/.804, with a 212 wRC+. He is currently single-handedly the difference between a Brewers team with a winning record in April, and a Brewers team with a losing record in April.
But he’s dealing with a back issue:
.@ChristianYelich left today’s game with low back discomfort.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 28, 2019
Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell talks about back issue that forced Christian Yelich from game Sunday https://t.co/jml0P6ghbe
— JSOnline – Brewers (@js_brewers) April 29, 2019
Counsell sounds hopeful that this injury will not require an Injured List stint, and instead could be remedied with just a day off. Yelich does have a history of lower back issues dating back to his days with the Marlins, but hasn’t missed any time for it in recent years.
The Brewers host the Rockies for four starting tonight.