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To victims, Yelich is most valuable presence

LOS ANGELES_Maybe he could make someone smile. Maybe for a few seconds, maybe for a minute, maybe even five.

"There hasn't been a whole lot to smile about lately," Christian Yelich said.

It was Friday night at the Proactive Sports Performance in Westlake Village, and about 24 hours earlier the 26-year-old Milwaukee Brewers outfielder had been named the National League's most valuable player for the 2018 season.

He wasn't there to celebrate the achievement. He was there to offer support to a region devastated by recent events.

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