Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said Yelich was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday after testing positive for the virus, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Yelich is fully vaccinated and is experiencing only minor symptoms of the virus, but he'll still need to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days and test negative before receiving clearance to rejoin the team. Stearns announced that utility man Jace Peterson was also placed on the IL through MLB's contact-tracing protocol. While Yelich is on the shelf, Tyrone Taylor should join Jackie Bradley and Avisail Garcia in Milwaukee's everyday outfield, though the Brewers could soon reinstate Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) from the IL to provide another option.
Yelich went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs in Sunday's victory over the Reds.
Yelich had not gone yard since hitting his fifth home run of the season June 26, but he snapped that skid with a seventh-inning shot that gave the Brewers a 6-0 lead. Yelich's second half is off to a good start, as he went 4-for-14 (.286) with a double, a home run, three RBI, four runs, a steal and a 2:3 K:BB in the Brewers' three-game sweep of the Reds.
Yelich went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and a stolen base against the Reds on Saturday.
Yelich doubled and singled while stealing his seventh base in eight opportunities. The former MVP endured a sluggish first half of the season and hasn't homered since June 26, a 17-game drought, but he has gone 6-for-16 (.375) over his last five contests. Yelich is slashing .240/.398/.367 with five homers and 26 RBI in 249 plate appearances overall.
Yelich is not in the lineup Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Yelich started the past nine games and will head to the bench after posting a .219/.419/.406 slash line with a homer, three doubles, four RBI, 12 runs and 11 walks during that stretch. Tyrone Taylor will take over in left field Sunday for Milwaukee.
Yelich went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two walks in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Yelich didn't plate any of the team's runs but made his presence felt by reaching base three times. The 2018 NL MVP has been a shadow of his former self this season, but he's reached base in eight straight games while posting a .395 on-base percentage during that span. His overall numbers remain below expectations for a player of his caliber, though.
Yelich went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Cubs.
The 2018 NL MVP has been a shadow of his former self this season, but Yelich gave Brandon Woodruff and the Brewers bullpen just enough support Tuesday. The steal was his sixth of the year, and the 29-year-old has looked a little better recently, slashing .279/.415/.465 over his last 12 games with two homers, one stolen base, eight runs and eight RBI.
Yelich went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs in Monday's victory over the Cubs.
Yelich's numbers -- outside his .409 OBP -- don't jump off the page, but he is starting to get locked in, hitting .278/.422/.472 with two home runs and six RBI over his last 10 games. He hit second for just the second time all season Monday, and if he remains in that spot moving forward, he should get a few more opportunities to make an impact, though it says something about his lack of power this season that he's been moved out of the three hole.
Yelich is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Yelich is presumably sitting out the series finale as part of a pre-planned maintenance plan for the day game after a night game. The 29-year-old went 2-for-4 and connected on his fourth home run of the season in Tuesday's 5-0 win. Jace Peterson will fill in for Yelich in left field Wednesday.
Yelich went 2-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Yelich ended a 15-game homer drought with his eighth-inning blast and now has four homers on the season. The outfielder is hitting .260 with a .810 OPS across 167 plate appearances in 2021, but his overall numbers have been below what he had been delivering prior to the 2020 shortened season. He's hitting .265 across 64 at-bats this month.
Yelich is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Yelich appears to be sitting as part of a scheduled maintenance day, given that he had started in each of the Brewers' previous 12 games. Over that stretch, Yelich hit just .220, but he reached base at a .396 clip and posted five extra-base hits (two home runs, three doubles). Jace Peterson will cover left field in Yelich's stead.
Yelich went 2-for-3 with a three-RBI double, a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-4 win over Pittsburgh.
The outfielder had a key hit Saturday, as his three-run double in the fourth inning gave Milwaukee its first lead. Yelich has smacked three doubles in the last four games. He's slashing .248/.406/.396 with three home runs, 14 RBI, 25 runs scored and four doubles across 128 plate appearances this year. He may be starting to get his power back after an injury-riddled start to the season.
Yelich went 1-for-4 with a two-run double, a walk and a run scored in Friday's 7-4 win over Pittsburgh.
Yelich drilled a two-run double and came around to score during a five-run seventh inning. He has four extra-base hits and 10 walks in nine games this month. The 29-year-old outfielder is slashing .235/.395/.378 through 124 plate appearances this season.
Yelich went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and an additional run scored in Saturday's 7-5 win over Arizona.
Yelich put Milwaukee ahead for good with his eighth-inning blast. It's his second homer in the last three games. For the year, the outfielder is slashing .256/.390/.402 with three homers, nine RBI, 21 runs scored and four stolen bases across 100 plate appearances.
Yelich went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, two runs scored and a walk Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
Yelich took Jon Duplantier deep in the third inning to record only his second home run of the campaign. Despite the lack of power, Yelich is still getting on base at a .391 clip and is hitting .253 across 92 plate appearances. He also continues to show signs of turning things around at the plate, as he has recorded at least one hit in five of his last six starts and has a modest three-game hit streak.
Yelich will sit for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Yelich went 1-for-2 with an RBI triple, a walk and a pair of runs scored in the afternoon contest. The Brewers continue to handle him with caution after he missed an extended period with back issues, however, as he finds himself on the bench for the fourth time in the last eight games. Jackie Bradley will be the left fielder in his absence.
Yelich isn't starting Thursday's game against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The Brewers continue to bring Yelich along slowly to prevent against another back injury, and he'll get a routine day off after he went 0-for-7 with a walk and a strikeout in the last two games. Jackie Bradley will start in left field and bat seventh.
Yelich will get a scheduled day off Monday against the Padres, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The Brewers are handling Yelich very cautiously after a false start in his return from back issues saw him land back on the injured list in early May just one game after returning to action. He's yet to take the field on consecutive days since returning from the injured list last week and hasn't yet caught fire at the plate, grabbing just two hits in five games. Tyrone Taylor will be the right fielder in his absence.
Yelich went 2-for-4 with a home run, an additional RBI, an additional run scored and a walk in Sunday's win over the Reds.
Yelich ended a four-game hitless streak with his fifth multi-hit game of the campaign, but the most important thing is the fact that he went deep for the first time in 2021. Yelich is hitting .286 on the season but seems to be trending in the right direction after an injury-riddled beginning of the campaign -- he's reached base multiple times in three of his last six appearances.
Yelich is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Yelich has gone hitless with six strikeouts in 10 at-bats since returning from the injured list, though he did draw three walks in Wednesday's contest. With the Brewers facing righty Sonny Gray, the decision is not matchup-based, but rather just a day of rest for Yelich, who has played three of four days since being activated.
Yelich (back) was activated from the injured list Tuesday, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Back issues have cost Yelich the majority of the season thus far, limiting him to just 10 games and sending him to the injured list twice. He made what was evidently a premature return in early May, as he was shut back down after playing just one game, but he evidently feels confident that he's good to go this time around. Hoby Milner was optioned in a corresponding move.
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