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Christian Yelich pulled halfway through Brewers game with lower back injury

The reigning MVP isn’t able to finish Sunday’s series finale against the Mets after apparently tweaking his back running the bases

Milwaukee Brewers v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Much like the second half of last season, Christian Yelich has carried the Brewers’ offense through April.

No wonder his back is sore.

Yelich left Sunday’s series finale in New York halfway through the game, being replaced by Ben Gamel in right field in the bottom of the 5th inning.

According to the Brewers, Yelich left the game with back discomfort.

A replay of Yelich running the bases after a single in the top of the 5th showed him pulling up and grabbing his lower back as the inning ended.

It’s still too early to know how serious it is, but anyone over 30 can tell you back injuries can linger. We’ll have to wait to see if it lands Yelich on the Injured List or if they’ll see how he’s feeling tomorrow morning.

Yelich came into Sunday hitting .350/.459/.810 with an NL-leading (and April team reocrd) 14 home runs and 34 RBI. He was 1-for-2 with a single before having to leave the game.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference