"He's doing great," said Marlins manager Mike Redmond, who this week targeted Miami's upcoming four-game series in San Francisco as a potential return for Yelich.
"He's taking today off, but the goal is for him to play nine innings [Wednesday], and then we'll evaluate from there. But he's probably not far off."
Yelich, 23, is batting .200 this season with four RBIs in 11 games.
Ben Raby is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.