Yelich’s DL stint will last longer

New York, N.Y. ~ Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich was supposed to return to playing today against the New York Mets, but his DL stint will last a little longer than the minimum of ten days.

Manager Craig Counsell made the decision to hold hi back, as he thought the outfielder wasn’t 100 percent yet.

“I don’t think he’s 100 percent yet,” said Counsell. “We want to get a little closer to 100 percent. We’re making progress. This is the best he’s felt, hitting and playing catch today. So we’re making progress, but not there fully enough to say we have a date on the activation.”

Counsell also said Yelich took about 70 swings during batting practice, as well as playing catch in the outfield.

Yelich has ten hits in twenty-six at bats for the Brew Crew this season, his first with the Brewers – he was acquired in a trade this off-season.

Catcher Manny Pina was also ruled out of Sunday’s game in New York at Citi Field.

Possibly the weather forecast could’ve played a role in Counsell’s decision to hold them back, as it will be in the high 30’s and low 40’s with gusty winds and a little rain in New York Sunday.

I’m sure the Counsell would not risk any further injury by putting Yelich and Pina in on bad field conditions, especially on their first game back.

Webb Claimed off of Waivers

In other Brewers news, Tyler Webb has been claimed off of waivers by the San Diego Padres.

The 27 year old Webb was designated for assignment on April 7th, to clear a spot for J.J. Hoover.

Milwaukee acquired Webb last July from the New York Yankees, in exchange for first basemen Garrett Cooper. Webb pitched two Major League games before being optioned to Triple AAA Colorado Springs.

Webb pitched two innings for the Brewers this season.

By Jacob Szczap

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