MIAMI — Christian Yelich was on the field during Wednesday night’s 7-5 victory against the Marlins that lifted the Brewers into a tie for the NL’s second wild-card spot with the Chicago Cubs.
Yelich, who fractured his right kneecap Tuesday night, returned to the Brew City earlier Wednesday for medical tests, but the NL MVP’s jersey made a game appearance in South Florida.
Teammate Ryan Braun wore Yelich’s jersey under his own jersey against Miami.
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On Thursday morning, Brewers general manager David Stearns said Yelich will not need surgery and will be sidelined eight to 10 weeks. There will be no long-term effect from the fractured kneecap, Stearns said.