Brewers’ Yelich not in lineup due to back injury

Field Level Media

April 29, 2019 at 11:08 pm.

Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder Christian Yelich was held out of Monday night’s lineup against the Colorado Rockies due to a back ailment.

The reigning National League MVP departed Sunday’s game against the New York Mets in the fifth inning after experiencing lower back discomfort.

Yelich is listed as day to day, according to Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell.

Yelich is tied with Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger for the major league lead in homers with 14. That ties for the most homers in major league history before May 1.

Yelich, 27, is batting .353 with 34 RBIs in 29 games.

Ben Gamel is penciled in to start in right field in place of Yelich.