Christian Yelich Out for 10 Days Due To COVID

By Adam Roberts – 7/23/2021

Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has been placed on the 10-day IL after contracting COVID-19.

Yelich was vaccinated with the team at the start of the season, and reported “mild symptoms” to the team yesterday. In addition, Jace Peterson will be out for a minimum of seven days as a close contact.

GM David Stearns says Lorenzo Cain will be activated from the IL to cover one of the two roster spots, and Pablo Reyes will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Stearns also reaffirmed tonight’s game against Pittsburgh will go on as scheduled;’s Adam McCalvy says the team delayed travel to Pittsburgh by a day to undergo testing and contact tracing.

We will update this story with more details as they become available.