Christian Yelich scratched again with lingering back injury
#Marlins lineup change: Yelich scratched (low back tightness). Ozuna hits 5th and Ichiro, playing LF, will bat 6th
— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) April 21, 2015
Yelich was also a late scratch from the Marlins’ lineup exactly one week ago with the same lower back issue.
The 23-year-old outfielder is off to a frustrating start this season, batting just .200/.265/.222 with one extra-base hit (a double) in 49 plate appearances. And the Marlins are in last place in the NL East with a 3-10 record.
Yelich signed a seven-year, $49.57 million contract extension with Miami just before Opening Day.