Sport Brewers OF Christian Yelich reportedly nearing return

01:45  17 april  2018
01:45  17 april  2018 Source:

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The Brewers also remain connected to all of the top names on the free-agent market, having reportedly made a recent contract offer to Yu Darvish. I don’t think anyone would be upset with getting Yelich in return . I assumed the Brewers would go after Starlin Castro, not Christian Yelich .

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich , a career .290 hitter, in return for outfielders Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison, infielder Isan Diaz and right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto.

Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich is close to returning from his oblique injury, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Yelich, who was acquired by Milwaukee from the Marlins this offseason, has been out of action since April 5. He was batting .385 with a home run and five RBIs before hitting the shelf.

The 26-year-old outfielder could have returned to action Sunday, but the Brewers wanted to get him closer to 100 percent before throwing him back out there.

a baseball player holding a bat: Christian Yelich © (Getty Images) Christian Yelich

Yelich will now require two or three days of full baseball activities without setback before he returns to the Brewers. The report said that should be within the next couple days.

The Brewers are just 8-8 this season, tied with the Cubs for third in the National League Central, so Yelich's bat and glove will be welcomed additions.

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