Christian Yelich's National League MVP odds were dealt a crushing blow on Tuesday evening when the 27-year-old outfielder fractured his right kneecap in a game against the Miami Marlins. The bad break - both literal and figurative - occurred in the first inning when Yelich fouled an Elieser Hernandez pitch off his knee. The two-time All Star was forced to exit the game and has since been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Cody Bellinger finally has a little breathing room in the 2019 National League MVP race. The Dodgers outfielder has seen his NL MVP odds improve from -110 on August 1 to -160 on August 5. Bellinger's shorter odds have come at the expense of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, who plummeted from -110 to +130 over the same span.