Brewers' Yelich, Cubs' Rizzo activated from DL
The Christian Yelich disabled list saga came to an end on Tuesday when the Milwaukee Brewers activated him after a two-day delay.
Originally expected to come off the 10-day DL on Sunday when first eligible, manager Craig Counsell decided to let Yelich prove he was close enough to 100 per cent. Reports started to circulate Monday claiming Yelich was still two or three days away from making his return.
Yelich, who was acquired by Milwaukee from the Marlins this offseason, has been out of action since April 5 due to an oblique injury. He was batting .385 with a home run and five RBIs before hitting the shelf.
Despite being activated, Yelich still will not be in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds, as the Brewers ease their star outfielder back into the mix.
The Cubs also activated a star bat from the DL on Tuesday, regaining the services of first baseman Anthony Rizzo. The slugger had been out with a back injury.
Unlike Yelich, Rizzo immediately rejoined Chicago's starting lineup, slated to bat third against the Cardinals.