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Christian Yelich scratched again with lingering back injury

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Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has the news ...

#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.

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