Christian Yelich RUMORS & NEWS

  • While unlikely, Brewers star Christian Yelich won't rule out playoff return

    USA Today "The reigning National League MVP can only sit and watch his Milwaukee Brewers teammates face the Nationals in the do-or-die NL wild card game Tuesday night.  But Christian Yelich, who is rehabbing a fractured kneecap, said a return to the lineup if the Brewers keep advancing..." October 01

  • How Far Will the Playoff-Bound Brewers Go Without Christian Yelich?

    Bleacher Report "On Sept. 10, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich went down with a fractured kneecap. It was almost assuredly the end of the 2019 season for the reigning National League MVP and likely spelled doom and gloom for the Brew Crew. Or not. Since..." September 27

  • Brewers owner flew Christian Yelich to Cincinnati so he could celebrate with team

    Yardbarker "Many in the media thought the Milwaukee Brewers were toast as soon as Christian Yelich got injured, but the opposite turned out to be true. The Brewers have gone 17-2 in their last 19 games and surged ahead in the standings. Their 9-2 win over the Reds on Wednesday allowed..." September 26

  • The Brewers' Run Without Christian Yelich Should Scare Rest of MLB

    12 Up "Many fans surely thought that the Milwaukee Brewers' postseason hopes were dead when reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich fractured his kneecap on Sept. 10. Instead, the team went 12-2 since Yelich went down (19-4 overall in September) and clinched a playoff birth as..." September 26

  • Christian Yelich's Injury Hasn't Slowed the Brewers One Bit

    The Big Lead "When National League MVP candidate Christian Yelich slumped in the batter's box clutching his kneecap, the obituary for the Milwaukee Brewers' championship run seemed to write itself. Yelich's value to the Brewers cannot be understated. The centerpiece of Milwaukee's..." September 22

  • Could Christian Yelich find work writing headlines in his down time?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Injured Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich was a cover model for ESPN The Magazine's final issue a few weeks ago, but he didn't appear happy with the network Monday. So we’re resorting to out of..." September 17

  • Wearing Christian Yelich jerseys as good-luck undershirts is so crazy it just might work "What's the measure of an MVP? When the Brewers lost reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich on Tuesday night with what was later confirmed to be a fractured kneecap, it no doubt cast a pall in the clubhouse. How could Milwaukee continue its march toward a potential postseason spot..." September 12

  • Cody Bellinger on Christian Yelich’s injury: ‘It definitely sucks’

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger has been doing battle with reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich for that award throughout the entire 2019 season. It promised to be a hotly-contested affair until Yelich went down to a fractured kneecap during Tuesday night’s game. With Yelich..." September 12

  • Report: Brewers' Christian Yelich Won't Need Surgery on Knee Injury; Out 6 Weeks

    Bleacher Report "Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich reportedly will not need surgery on his fractured right knee cap and will be out for six weeks. MLB analyst Jim Bowden reported the news Wednesday. This comes after the Brewers announced the reigning National League MVP exited..." September 12

  • Christian Yelich is done. The Brewers probably are, too.

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers took the field Tuesday evening in Miami with a decimated lineup and a remote chance of playing into October, as FanGraphs pegged their odds of sneaking into the postseason at 22.6% prior to their 4-3 win over the Marlins. It was very much a Pyrrhic..." September 11

  • Christian Yelich is out for the rest of the season after fracturing kneecap

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins, 4-3, on Tuesday at Marlins Park. Any other night that would be enough cause for celebration. But not this time. Not after franchise cornerstone and defending National League most valuable player Christian Yelich..." September 11

  • Brewers' Christian Yelich leaves game vs. Marlins after fouling ball off right knee

    CBS Sports "Brewers outfielder and reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich was forced to exit Tuesday night's game against the Marlins (MIL-MIA GameTracker) after fouling a ball off his leg in the first inning.  Yelich, who appeared to foul the ball off his right knee, was on the ground in..." September 10

  • Christian Yelich on controversial strikeouts: ‘I don’t want to say anything that’s going to get myself fined’

    Sportsnaut "Milwaukee Brewers superstar Christian Yelich was on the wrong end of two questionable strike three calls on Monday. He was pretty diplomatic after the game, but still made his feelings known. Unlike his manager, Yelich didn’t come right out and say that the calls were..." September 03

  • Christian Yelich Is Hitting Like Barry Bonds

    The Ringer "About a year ago, the baseball world was enraptured by Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and his remarkable breakout season. For years, Yelich had been a solid top-of-the-order guy for the Miami Marlins, a good athlete and talented hitter who came into 2018 with a career..." September 03

  • Brewers star Christian Yelich changes walk-up song to 'Roxanne' after tweet defending photo shoot goes viral

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "You weren't expecting the Barenaked Ladies, were you? Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich got the last laugh at Miller Park on Tuesday night by changing his walk-up song to "Roxanne" by the Police when he came to the plate in the first inning against St...." August 28

  • Christian Yelich returns to lineup vs. Twins "Reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich returned to the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday, batting third and playing right field for the opener of a two-game set against the Twins at Miller Park. Yelich missed five games due to a back injury, but he pinch-hit Sunday. Logging his..." August 13

  • Christian Yelich likely to return from back issue Tuesday

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich’s back problem appears to be nearing a resolution after a week of rest. According to Jon Morosi of, the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder is likely to return to the lineup on Tuesday having not played since Aug. 5 due to back stiffness. " August 12

  • Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich to miss fourth consecutive game

    Sportsnaut "The Milwaukee Brewers now have to officially be concerned about reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich and his back injury. Yelich is slated to miss a fourth consecutive game Saturday against the Texas Rangers. While Yelich has not been placed on the injured list, his..." August 10

  • Christian Yelich sidelined after tweaking back

    Larry Brown Sports "Milwaukee Brewers slugger and MVP candidate Christian Yelich might miss a few days after tweaking his back Monday. Yelich was not listed in Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and admitted to reporters that he felt something in his back on Monday and is..." August 07

  • Counsell sits Christian Yelich (back) as proactive measure "A night after hitting two home runs, reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich was out of the Brewers' lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Pirates at PNC Park. Manager Craig Counsell said the superstar outfielder, who would be available off the bench, was sitting..." August 06

  • Yeli or Belli? NL MVP race is impossibly close between Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger

    USA Today "On Monday, Christian Yelich went yard twice against the Pirates. Cody Bellinger must have heard, because he drilled a three-run homer against the Cardinals to stay two off of Yelich's league-leading pace, and also stand firm in the National League Most Valuable Player..." August 06

  • Christian Yelich still motivated by ‘regression’ talk

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich is on pace to dwarf the offensive numbers that were good enough to make him the NL MVP last season, and the Milwaukee Brewers star says he is still being fueled by people who thought he was going to take a step back in 2019. Yelich belted his 36th home run of the..." July 28

  • Can Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger replicate the Mark McGwire-Sammy Sosa home run duel of 1998?

    Chicago Tribune "In a season that so far is lacking drama, MLB could use a home run duel for the ages to help market some of its young stars. Can Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger continue their amazing race and replicate the Mark McGwire-Sammy Sosa duel of 1998? “I think..." July 26

  • Ryan Braun (back) misses finale; Christian Yelich gets day off "Ryan Braun was scheduled to be in the Brewers’ lineup for Sunday’s series finale vs. the D-backs, but plans changed when the veteran outfielder’s back locked up on him overnight. “We’ll see how it is as the day goes on, but he wasn’t feeling good..." July 21

  • Milwaukee Brewers are winning because of Christian Yelich's hot bat

    The Sports Daily "One can make the argument that the only reason the Milwaukee Brewers are in contention at the moment in the National League Central is because of one reason and one reason only–the National League most valuable player Christian Yelich. The Brewers are in second place in their division and..." July 21

  • Christian Yelich says he will play in 2019 All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "Christian Yelich had to pull out of the Home Run Derby due to a sore back, but the Milwaukee Brewers star will participate in the All-Star Game itself. On Monday, Yelich said he pulled out of the Home Run Derby due to the “volume of swings” it would take but is..." July 08

  • A’s Matt Chapman selected as Home Run Derby replacement for Christian Yelich

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Chapman’s first All-Star experience just got even better. The A’s third baseman was named as a Home Run Derby replacement for Christian Yelich on Sunday - and Chapman’s father, Jim, will be his pitcher. “I’m excited,” said Chapman, who leads..." July 07

  • Cops called after Christian Yelich hits boat with baseball

    Sportsnaut "Milwaukee Brewers star and reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich can absolutely rake. He’s in the midst one of the greatest statistical seasons for a hitter in recent history. Yelich enters the final weekend before the All-Star Break hitting .328 with 31 homers and 67..." July 06

  • Christian Yelich not worried about HR Derby ruining swing: 'It's batting practice'

    The Score "Christian Yelich is confident his swing won't be impacted by Monday's Home Run Derby. "Basically, (the) Home Run Derby is batting practice," the Milwaukee Brewers star said Thursday, according to ESPN. "It's just trying to hit home..." July 05

  • Brewers' Christian Yelich confirms he will participate in Home Run Derby at All-Star Game

    USA Today "During Fox's television broadcast of the game Saturday night between the Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park, Christian Yelich agreed to wear a microphone so the announcing crew could "spy" on his conversations. At one point, Yelich talked with Pirates first..." June 30

  • Fan with sign tells Christian Yelich to check his Instagram DMs

    Larry Brown Sports "The fun goes down in the Instagram DMs, and one fan wants Christian Yelich to know that. A fan attending Friday’s Milwaukee Brewers home game against the Cincinnati Reds held up a sign telling Yelich to check his direct messages on the photo-oriented social media..." June 22

  • Real or Not? Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger headed for epic MVP battle

    ESPN "One place baseball is not struggling to draw fans: Milwaukee. Before 45,375 at Miller Park on Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2to complete a three-game sweep. One of the highlights for the Brewers: Christian Yelich hit his MLB-leading..." June 10

  • J.T. Realmuto 'astonished' by former teammate Christian Yelich's ascent

    The Score "J.T. Realmuto and Christian Yelich formed part of a promising young core with the Miami Marlins after they were selected two rounds apart in the 2010 draft. Now that both have found new homes after being traded by the rebuilding Marlins, Yelich has exploded. He won the National League..." May 26

  • Brewers pull Christian Yelich from lineup with back spasms

    ESPN "Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich has been scratched from Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds with back spasms, the team announced. Yelich was slated to play right field and bat second in the original lineup. He was instead replaced by Ben Gamel. " May 21

  • Insane stat shows how much Christian Yelich likes hitting at home

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich is off to a scorching start at the plate this season, and there may be no player in baseball who enjoys hitting in his home ballpark more than the Milwaukee Brewers star. After missing several games with a back injury, Yelich returned to the starting lineup on Sunday..." May 05

  • Yelich returns to lineup after weeklong absence "Brewers star Christian Yelich is back in Milwaukee’s starting lineup today as the club aims for a three-game sweep of the Mets at Miller Park. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET. Yelich is batting second and manning his customary right-field spot in his first start in a..." May 05

  • Brewers' Christian Yelich leaves game with back issue

    WTMJ "The Milwaukee Brewers' reigning MVP had to leave Sunday's game against the New York Mets after a back injury. The Brewers announced that Christian Yelich left their contest in New York during the fifth inning with what the team described as "lower back..." April 28

  • Brewers' Christian Yelich ties MLB record with 14th home run before May 1st

    SI "A home run record is a home run record, regardless of where those dingers are hit. It’s rather amusing, though, that Christian Yelich’s record-tying 14th homer before May 1 was his first road tater of the year. As if it wasn’t enough for the reigning National League..." April 28