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Kevin Youkilis out Sunday with sore knee and forearm

Aug 12, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

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White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis has been dealing with soreness in his right knee for close to a week and was plunked in the left forearm by A’s reliever Grant Balfour on Saturday night.

So, according to’s Scott Merkin, the veteran Youkilis is getting the day off Sunday. Ray Olmedo will start at the hot corner instead as the Pale Hose wrap up a weekend series with the A’s.

Youkilis should be back in action in Monday night’s series-opener against the Blue Jays. He is officially listed as “day-to-day.”

The 33-year-old is batting .252/.371/.504 with 10 homers and 29 RBI in 38 games since being traded to Chicago. He hit .233/.315/.377 with four homers and 14 RBI in 42 games earlier this season for Boston.

  1. keithbangedyermom - Aug 12, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    What’s next….a sprained vagina?

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Aug 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Man does this guy ever go a week without missing a game?

  3. patsandsox - Aug 12, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Sounds like the White Sox got a pretty good player for next to nothing from the Red Sox 10 homers and 30 rbi’s in 40 games is pretty decent production for a player the Red Sox no longer wanted.

  4. jlovenotjlo - Aug 12, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    A chunky 33 year-old got the day off after being struck in the wrist… but you idiots just can’t help but do some half-assed trolling, can you?

    • brewcrewfan54 - Aug 12, 2012 at 8:10 PM


  5. Old Gator - Aug 12, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Thanks, Drew, for running a photo of the back of his head. It is definitely his best profile.

  6. badintent - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Oh, Red Sox fans Finally have something to cheer about !. Let’s see, 10 Hrs and 30 RBIs X 4 = 40 HRs and 120 RBIs for the season.Nice trade.Give him a shot and throw him back out there.

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