June 17, 2024

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the disabled list due to a low back strain, retroactive to April 13. To fill his roster spot, Milwaukee brought up utility player Owen Miller from Triple-A Nashville.

Yelich, 32, was having a renaissance season previous to his injury, blasting five home runs, driving in 11, stealing two bases, and hitting.333/.422/.744 in 11 games. What was initially thought to be a minor injury will keep Yelich out for many weeks, at least until April 23.

Miller, 27, was Milwaukee’s top utility option last season, playing in 90 games and hitting.261/.303/.371 (84 OPS+), including five home runs, 27 RBIs, and 13 steals.

He began the season with Nashville, appearing in 13 games and batting.353/.414/.451, with 18 hits, four RBIs, seven runs, and a steal.

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