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Kevin Youkilis still being bothered by hip discomfort

May 1, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT

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Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis was lifted early from Thursday’s game against the Orioles after jamming his hip while trying to break up a double play. He’s been able to stay active and productive, but that hip discomfort still remains.

According to associate reporter Evan Drellich of MLB.com, Youk had to be pulled in the seventh inning of Saturday evening’s 2-0 loss to the Mariners and is likely to rest on Sunday.

Here’s Red Sox manager Terry Francona:

“It’s the same hip. It got stiff again. We’re going to have to check him out again. We don’t want it to linger, and I don’t think it will as long as we keep an eye on it.”

In situations like this, safe is usually smart. Youkilis, 32, is batting just .218 on the season but boasts a solid .879 OPS, five home runs and 15 RBI through 102 plate appearances. He’ll be back on Monday.

  1. dirtyharry1971 - May 1, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    take the season off kevin, redsuks are not going anywhere this season anyway

    • aceshigh11 - May 1, 2011 at 8:19 PM

      I’m a Red Sox fan, and I can barely disagree with you.

      What an unmitigated disaster this season’s been, and there’s no logical explanation for it.

      • dirtyharry1971 - May 1, 2011 at 11:43 PM

        oh its been terrific so far, they will go down as the biggest bust in MLB history if they dont at least make the playoffs when you think about the money they spent on this train wreck of a team!!

      • bobwsc - May 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM

        way to hang tough. from one Sox fan to a supposed one, don’t let the door hit you

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