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Brewers announce Yelich has fractured kneecap, will miss rest of season

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that Christian Yelich will be out for the rest of the season after fracturing his kneecap Tuesday night. 

Yelich limped off the field in the first inning Tuesday night. 

The Brewers didn't say whether the reigning NL MVP might be able to return for the playoffs that begin Oct. 1 if they make it that far. Milwaukee began the day two games behind the Chicago Cubs for the second NL wild-card spot.

Yelich fouled a ball off his right leg in the first inning against Miami. He was down on the ground for several minutes before limping off the field.

Yelich hit .329 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs along with 30 stolen bases this season. The outfielder was leading the majors in slugging percentage and OPS when he was hurt.

Trent Grisham continued Yelich's at-bat with a 1-2 count and struck out — the strikeout was charged to Yelich.

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