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Kevin Youkilis returns to Yankees’ lineup after missing six games with back injury

Apr 27, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

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Kevin Youkilis is back in the Yankees’ lineup this afternoon for the first time in a week, reports Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.

Youkilis missed his sixth straight game yesterday due to lower back tightness, which led to a potential stint on the disabled list, but he was cleared to return after he made it through batting practice this afternoon without incident. He’s starting at first base this afternoon against the Blue Jays while Jayson Nix is playing third.

Youkilis is hitting .259 (17-for-61) with two homers, seven RBI and a .796 OPS through 16 games this season. Due to a wide variety of injuries, the 34-year-old has averaged just 120 games played over the past four seasons.

  1. jlovenotjlo - Apr 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    People like Kevin Youkilis make you really appreciate the accomplishments of Cal Ripken, Jr

    • sabatimus - Apr 28, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      Say what?

      • jlovenotjlo - Apr 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

        As in not missing games

  2. badintent - Apr 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Wells is killing his old team , Jays. Hafter having Comeback Player of the Season so far, We plug in guys and they rip the ball !!! Take that Doom and Gloom crap and whip your butt with it, haters.Bring on Red Sox. Bring on Hazel Mae !. What , she left town ? bummer. Can’t blame her, Brian Burke has bigger stones

    Ball Don’t Lie !!

    • sabatimus - Apr 28, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      You make absolutely no sense at all.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 28, 2013 at 3:07 AM

        really? You dont have a clue son!!

      • badintent - Apr 28, 2013 at 11:07 PM

        Hazel Mae resigned from her job in Boston. Now works in Toronto. Is linked to an affair to Brian Burke.

        Many of the writers on this HBT said that after the Yankees suffered many injuries to the starting roster, they would have have a Doom and Gloom season and finish last in the division.

        I will not explain Ball don’t Lie
        Unless you send a check to the PETA organization.. Mr Vick says thaks

  3. sabatimus - Apr 28, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Hey Yanks’ fans: welcome to it.

  4. buffalomafia - Apr 28, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    He gets hurt every year!!!!

    • mazblast - Apr 28, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      Give him credit for consistency.

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