NEW YORK (AP) – Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich has been pulled from the Milwaukee Brewers game against the New York Mets with lower back discomfort.
Yelich was replaced by Ben Gamel in right field Sunday to begin the bottom of the fifth inning.
It's unclear when Yelich was injured. He singled in the fourth inning and was retired on Jesus Aguilar's double play. Yelich also dealt with back issues last season.
Yelich has tied an MLB record for the most home runs in a season before May 1, hitting his 14th homer on Saturday night.