"He's not that far off," stated Marlins manager Mike Redmond, who specified games in San Francisco as target dates.
Miami faces the defending World Series champion Giants for four games starting Thursday after a three-game set against the Nationals. The Marlins conclude their road swing with three games at Dodger Stadium.
Yelich, 23, batted .200 with four RBIs in 11 games this season. The left fielder finished the 2014 campaign with a .284 average, nine home runs, 54 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.
Ben Standig is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.