Brewers activate Christian Yelich from injured list

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KANSAS CITY — The Milwaukee Brewers’ struggling offense is getting its biggest bat back in the lineup.

The team announced Tuesday it was activating Christian Yelich off the injured list and sending left-handed reliever Hoby Milner back to Triple-A ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

Yelich has played in just 10 games this season for the Brewers due to back problems. He initially went on the injured list after the team’s game against St. Louis on April 11th before returning May 3rd in Philadelphia. Yelich went 2-for-4 in that game, but landed back on the injured list after that one game.

The Brewers opted to rest Yelich’s back after an MRI revealed no structural damage before sending him on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Nashville over the weekend. Yelich appeared in three games without any reported back issues before flying to Kansas City to rejoin the Brewers today.

Yelich said Tuesday he felt good enough after that rehab assignment to come back but did not share many details on the rehab process.

The Brewers play in Kansas City on Tuesday and Wednesday night before an off day on Thursday, which could also provide Yelich some additional rest.