Yelich to Minor League DL
PHILADELPHIA — Marlins prospect Christian Yelich is heading to the Minor League disabled list with a small abdominal wall strain. The transaction officially will take place on Thursday, and the left-handed hitting outfielder will miss about two weeks.
Ranked by MLB.com as the Marlins’ top prospect, Yelich is batting .262 with six home runs and 28 RBIs in 41 games for Double-A Jacksonville.
Yelich suffered the injury while making a diving attempt in the outfield on Sunday. He played on Monday, and was lifted after three at-bats.
The Marlins had been weighing to promoting Yelich to the big leagues, perhaps as early as next week.
– Joe Frisaro