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Yankees place Kevin Youkilis on DL

Jun 14, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

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Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis played in all 18 innings of yesterday’s affair with the Oakland Athletics, then woke up this morning with numbness in his foot. As a result, the Yankees have placed him on the 15-day disabled list and will have him see a specialist over the weekend, per the YES Network.

Youkilis missed 30 games between the end of April and the end of May with a bulging disk. Signed to a one-year, $12 million contract during the off-season, he will have played in only 28 of 81 games (35%), assuming he misses the minimum amount of time.

In a handful of other moves, the Yankees optioned pitcher Adam Warren to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, moved utilityman Eduardo Nunez to the 60-day DL, and recalled outfielder Thomas Neal and pitcher Chris Bootcheck from Triple-A.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:19 PM


    Oh goddamit, my one chance and I screwed it up.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    2009 136 games played
    2010 102 games played
    2011 120 games played
    2012 122 games played

    He has a history of getting injured.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      All the grit starts to gum up the gears so every once in awhile he needs to go in and get a tune-up.

  3. Kevin Gillman - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Good for Thomas Neal that he was called up. Bad for Youk though.

  4. jcmeyer10 - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Glad the Sox didn’t pay his asking price but bummed he’s been so injured.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      The Sox did initially pay his asking price.

      It was “Give us Brent Lillibridge or Dunkin’ Donuts for the clubhouse for an entire week.”

      While not a super tough decision, they did make the right one.

  5. yahmule - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    How are they going to replace that 77 OPS+?

    Late bloomers tend to age very quickly. Doubly so for late bloomers with Ugly Body Syndrome, also known as Youkilism.

    • Old Gator - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      Ugly body????

      Look a little bit higher, will you? About the only way that face could be uglier would be if he had a sex change operation.

  6. pisano - Jun 15, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Too bad for Youk going on the DL, but after watching him at the plate whenever he’s in there, he’s pretty much finished, a lot like Arod, they can’t seem to catch up to the pitches. I didn’t think it would happen to him this quickly, but it has. He was great with Boston, and believe me I’d never give Bobby Valentine any credit, but he pretty much called with Youk.

  7. hcf95688 - Jun 15, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    He has the same injury Mike Andrews had in the 1973 post season.

  8. maxt75 - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Kevin Youkilis? Thought he retired years ago….

  9. cackalackyank - Jun 15, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Gee if only someone had seen this coming, we coulda saved 12million bucks. Oh wait….

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