Christian Yelich Placed on 10-Day Disabled List with Oblique Injury

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 8, 2018

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts to his game tying solo home run off of St. Louis Cardinals' Dominic Leon during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
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The Milwaukee Brewers announced Sunday that outfielder Christian Yelich has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with an oblique injury.

The Brewers acquired Yelich via trade from the Miami Marlins before the 2018 campaign, and he has responded by hitting .385/.407/.577 with one home run and five RBI through six games in Milwaukee.

Despite this setback, Yelich was durable toward the end of his Marlins tenure and played 156 games in 2017 and 155 games in 2016. The 2014 Gold Glover and 2016 Silver Slugger added power to his approach during those final two years in Miami, drilling 21 long balls in 2016 and 18 in 2017 after failing to ever top nine in the first three seasons of his career.

While the addition of Yelich gave the Brewers some more pop in their lineup, they have other outfield pieces to shoulder more of the load until he is ready to return.

Look for Ryan Braun to take most of the starts in left field, while the versatile Hernan Perez can fill in where needed. Perez is capable of playing all three outfield spots and gives Milwaukee the opportunity to mix and match lineups depending on the opposing pitcher.