Christian Yelich has played in just nine games this season due to a back injury, but the Milwaukee Brewers star continues to make progress in his recovery. He took another big step before Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he had a great way of patting himself on the back for it.
Prior to Milwaukee’s 16-4 drubbing, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com shared a photo from the press box of Yelich running the bases. Yelich replied on Twitter with an awesome GIF.
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) May 2, 2021
The Brewers took three out of four games from the Dodgers thanks in large part to outstanding pitching, which has been a theme for them this season. They’re 17-11 and in first in the NL Central, but they could certainly use Yelich’s bat back in the lineup.
Yelich has not played since April 11. There was a troubling update about his health a little over a week ago, but all indications are that the slugger is set to return at some point this week.