Yelich recognizes World Down Syndrome Day

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Christian Yelich made a fashion statement and supported a good cause during batting practice on Friday at Osceola County Stadium.

Christian Yelich displays some silly socks.

Christian Yelich displays some silly socks.

In honor of Word Down Syndrome Day #WDSD, Yelich wore some colorful socks.

To raise public awareness, Yelich was among the Marlins to participate in “Wear Crazy Socks” on Friday.

MLB has approved players wearing the multi-patterned “crazy” socks.

Donovan Solano also wore the crazy socks, but they were covered by his pants.

Yelich took part in batting practice going with the high socks look.

The Marlins are facing the Astros on Friday.

Nathan Eovaldi got the start for Miami. Scott Feldman got the nod for Houston.

LINEUP

1) Yelich CF
2) Marisnick LF
3) Jones 1B
4) Saltalamacchia C
5) Baker 3B
6) Solano SS
7) Bogusevic RF
8) Nola 2B
9) Eovaldi P

Injuries

Derek Dietrich (broken nose) is being fitted for a protective mask that he is expected to wear in the field when he is ready to return to action. He won’t wear the mask while he bats.

Ed Lucas (left hamstring) will get Saturday off, and the plan is to start him at first base on Sunday against the Tigers at Lakeland.

Rafael Furcal (left hamstring) continues to do limited baseball activities. In the next few days he is expected to increase his activities.

Greg Dobbs (left quad) is getting close to returning. The Marlins are confident he will be ready for Opening Day.

Joe Frisaro

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