The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Tuesday that All-star outfielder Christian Yelich will be heading back to the 10-day injured list, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Manager Craig Counsell told reporters before Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies that they have to get more answers on Yelich’s back. The manager also added that the veteran outfielder doesn’t feel good and “gutted out yesterday’s game.”
Counsell said they have to get more answers on Yelich's back. Just not able to keep playing. "He doesn't feel good." MRI not showing anything so it's a puzzle. "There's something else we haven't diagnosed."— Tom (@Haudricourt) May 4, 2021
Craig said Yelich "Gutted out yesterday's game. That's not a realistic way to go through the day."— Tom (@Haudricourt) May 4, 2021
The 29-year-old outfielder was just activated off the injured list on Monday before first pitch against the Phillies. Yelich went 2-4 at the plate with a strikeout. For the Brewers, this is not good news, especially since they don’t know what it is. Counsell said that Yelich’s MRI came back with nothing showing, but mentioned that there’s something else that needs to be diagnosed.
With Yelich going back on the shelf, we will likely see the tandem of Tyrone Taylor and Billy McKinney splitting time in left field. This season, Taylor is slashing .323/.400/.581 with two home runs and seven RBI in 35 plate appearances. McKinney is hitting .242/.296/.439 with three home runs and five RBI in 71 plate appearances.