Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich left Tuesday’s win against the Athletics with a “right hip flexor injury” and is day-to-day, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.
It’s the latest injury for the Marlins, who are already without shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, third baseman Martin Prado and utilityman Miguel Rojas. And that list doesn’t include the numerous injuries to Miami’s pitching staff.
While it doesn’t seem Yelich will be sidelined for an extended amount of time, losing the star outfielder would present another obstacle in a season during which the Marlins have consistently struggled. Yelich is hitting .256/.323/.381 with six home runs and 21 RBIs.
With owner Jeffrey Loria in talks to sell the franchise, Yelich seems to be one of the core pieces the team could build around. He has been plagued by injuries in the past but when healthy has proven to be one of the National League’s best outfielders.