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Yelich headed to Minor League disabled list

Yelich headed to Minor League disabled list

Yelich headed to Minor League disabled list

PHILADELPHIA -- Marlins prospect Christian Yelich will be placed on the Minor League disabled list on Thursday with a small abdominal wall strain.

The 21-year-old is expected to miss about two weeks.

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.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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