Ranked by MLB.com as the Marlins' top prospect, Yelich is batting .262 with six home runs and 28 RBIs in 41 games for Double-A Jacksonville.
Yelich was injured while making a diving attempt in the outfield on Sunday. He played on Monday, and was lifted after three at-bats.
The Marlins had been weighing promoting Yelich to the big leagues, perhaps as early as next week.
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