The Brewers are sending outfielder Christian Yelich to the 10-day injured list, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com tweets. Yelich is continuing to deal with a back issue. Milwaukee announced that it has recalled outfielder Tyrone Taylor to take Yelich’s spot.
Yelich just returned Monday after missing three-plus weeks because of his ailing back, and he picked up two hits in a loss to the Phillies. However, manager Craig Counsell said Tuesday that Yelich “doesn’t feel good,” per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Brewers haven’t found anything serious in an MRI, but Counsell noted that there is “something else we haven’t diagnosed.” The team’s goal is “to completely resolve this,” Counsell added.
The Brewers have gone through most of the season without the former MVP, who has played in 10 games, totaled 41 plate appearances and batted .353/.463/.382. So far, though, they’ve overcome his absence (and a slew of other injuries) en route to a 17-12 record – good for a first-place tie with the Cardinals in the National League Central. Of course, that doesn’t mean the Brewers will continue to succeed without Yelich, especially considering most of their other outfielders have posted average or much worse numbers.