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08:25  11 september  2019
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Yelich reached base in his first four plate appearances on a hit and a trio of walks, and he stole three bases to give him 30 steals to. Thirty stolen bases for Christian Yelich . He is the second 40/30 man in Brewers history. Ryan Braun was the first in 2012.

MLB world reacts to Christian Yelich's brutal injury© Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is in the midst of potentially earning his second consecutive NL MVP award. What the outfielder has done thus far this season is simply amazing.

But in a cruel twist of fate, Yelich suffered a fractured right knee cap in Tuesday’s game against the Miami Marlins. The team announced immediately after the game that he’s lost for the season.

This is news no one around the Major League Baseball world wanted to hear. Yelich has been the definition of a true star in his two seasons with the Brewers.

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Christian Yelich is a really good player and we're going to miss him. But we're equipped that way roster-wise." Williams, Houser contribute; Houser sent down Williams was the third reliever promoted from the Minors in as many days, following the arrival of Houser on Friday, after Corey Knebel was

Christian Yelich is likely to miss the first Brewers-Cubs matchup of the season on Thursday after the Milwaukee outfielder exited Wednesday' s 6-0 loss to the Cardinals with discomfort in his right oblique.The Brewers hope to have a better feel for the severity of his injury before they take.

He entered Tuesday’s action hitting .330 with 44 homers and 97 RBI while leading the National League in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS.

No matter who you root for, this is just a brutal injury. The Major League Baseball world reacted in kind.

We wish Yelich the best as he recovers from such a serious injury. It’s something you just don’t ever want to see.

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