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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.

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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