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UPDATE: Christian Yelich out for remainder of 2019 Brewers season

Update: 10:08 p.m.

General Manager David Stearns confirms that Christian Yelich will miss the remainder of the year with a fractured kneecap. Yelich will fly back to Milwaukee tomorrow. 

It is still unknown whether he will need surgery. 

"First and foremost, we feel awful for Christian. This is a guy who has carried us in a number of ways over the last two years. From a team perspective, we have a lot of guys in that locker room that will hurt tonight. This is a gut punch," said Stearns. 

 

Update: 10:01 p.m.

GM David Stearns shares an update on questions about surgery as well as how the team is reacting.

Update: 9:50 p.m.

Brewers superstar Christian Yelich, the reigning NL MVP, is out for the rest of the 2019 season.

Original story

Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich has been forced to leave the game at Miami after fouling a ball of his leg.

Yelich limped off the field in the first inning Tuesday night. There was no immediate report on his injury.

Yelich fouled a pitch off the upper area of his right leg. He remained on the ground for several minutes before he reached his feet.

The outfielder was the NL MVP last year. Yelich began the day batting .330 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs for the playoff-contending Brewers, and led the majors in slugging percentage and OPS.

Trent Grisham continued Yelich's at-bat and struck out.

 


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