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The Sox place Kevin Youkilis on the DL, activate Mike Lowell

Aug 3, 2010, 4:57 PM EST

UPDATE: Turns out Youkilis has a torn muscle in his thumb. The team will be getting a second opinion on it (“hmmm, looks merely frayed!”), but the concern was that if he keeps playing, the muscle could detach from the bone. 

4:30 P.M.: Kevin Youkilis had an MRI on his wonky thumb today. It apparently didn’t look so good, because the Sox placed him on the disabled list. The corresponding move: Mike Lowell has been activated and will start at first base tonight.

It’s been so long since we’ve seen Lowell and he’s seemed so far away from the day-to-day of Red Sox consciousness that this reminds of the time the Batmobile got destroyed and Batman went back to that old retro-model he had with the big hood ornament. Still kicked ass, though, and I kind of hope that Lowell does too.

In other news, I’m pretty sure the Red Sox are going to activate me next. They’re running out of bodies, my friends.

  1. Jonny5 - Aug 3, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Lowell is on a mission, he’s pissed, therefore will kick ass.

  2. Philip P - Aug 3, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Let the audition begin.

  3. Kiwicricket - Aug 3, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    He looks like some sort of cartoon nocturnal rodent or something.

  4. JBerardi - Aug 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    “In other news, I’m pretty sure the Red Sox are going to activate me next. They’re running out of bodies, my friends.”

    You know, not that I don’t appreciate the snark, but this isn’t just another injury for the Red Sox. This is their best player possibly being done for the year. Without him, the season is absolutely over for the Sox.

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