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MLB News: Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich Out for the Season

On a Fluke Accident

Bellinger and Yelich are going to take the NL MVP race of 2019 down to the wire.

The Milwaukee Brewers are trailing the Cubs by just a a few games for the second National League Wild Card Spot when they suffered the biggest blow a team can suffer at this point of the season.

Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich hit a pitch off his right knee cap and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a fractured knee cap.

 

The play occured in the top of the 1st inning vs. the Marlins where Yelich fouled off an inside pitch off his right knee. Yelich was definitely hurt after the play and after a few moments to collect himself, was able to limp off the field with the training staff.

Yelich has been neck and neck with Cody Bellinger in the MVP race all season, enough where MLB came out with a whole campaign behind their budding rivalry. Yelich ends the season:

  • .330 BA
  • .430 OBS
  • .672 Slugging
  • 44 Home Runs
  • 97 RBIs
  • 7.7 WAR

We’re sad to see this injury for one of the game’s brightest stars and wish him a speedy recovery.

Written by Staff Writer

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  1. From a Dodgers fan… I wish Yelich a very speedy recovery. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. ??

  2. I bleed Dodger Blue but I am sick to hear this. His journey this season was awesome and to experience this tragedy so near the season end is awful. ? May he heal quickly and not be left with any issue that would hamper his baseball career! Be well young man!

  3. If there’s a silver lining in Yelich’s injury, it may be that he just locked up the NL MVP Award. First there are only 20 days left in the regular season. Second his numbers are superior to Cody Bellinger since June. Finally there will be a lot of sympathy votes from the baseball writers. As for Bellinger we can see a very obvious pattern from him now he’s finishing his third year: that is Bellinger will always start the year strong but faded toward the end.

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