Yelich to play in All-Star Game

Field Level Media

July 08, 2019 at 11:06 pm.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich said he is going to play in Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

“Yeah, I’m going to play,” Yelich said.

Yelich was scheduled to participate in Monday’s Home Run Derby but had to drop out due to a back injury.

National League manager Dave Roberts slotted Yelich into the leadoff spot and left field for Tuesday’s contest.

Yelich, 27, is the defending NL MVP. He is hitting .329 with an MLB-best 1.140 OPS and 31 home runs.