May 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder fielder Chris Coghlan (8) makes a catch during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Christian Yelich Leaves Game Due to Lower Abdominal Discomfort

Feb 22, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins player Christian Yelich poses for a picture during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins top prospect Christian Yelich left Monday night’s game in the seventh inning due to lower abdominal pain. Yelich was removed from the game for precautionary reasons and is likely to sit out tonight’s game against the Mobile BayBears.

“As he was playing the game, he was feeling [the discomfort] a little bit more,” Barkett said. “So as a precautionary measure, we took him out to get him checked out. We’ll see how he’s feeling.”

Yelich hurt himself diving for the ball on Sunday in right field and the pain increased during Monday’s game.

This is the second time an injury has set Yelich back this season. He missed the beginning of the season due to plantar fasciitis. The injury caused Yelich to miss the beginning of the season and got him off to a slow start.

Hopefully this injury does not cause Yelich to miss too much time.


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