Found August 23, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The New York Yankees continue to hold tight in the American League East. While they're sitting in fourth place, they are within reach of the division-leading Boston Red Sox, and they're closer yet to a Wild-Card slot. Corner infielder Kevin Youkilis continues to hold out hope that he'll be able to rejoin the team at some point this season to aid them in their pursuit of another playoff berth. Youkilis told Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger that he is still "hoping" to rejoin the Yankees' lineup by September. He's continuing to recover from back surgery, which has sidelined him since the end of June. Youkilis suffered a herniated disc, and he's been on the mend since. “We’re progressing,” Youkilis said. “Hopefully in due time I’ll be able to do some baseball activities. I just have to keep hitting things and progressing, and each progression brings more excitement and more things I can do.” McCullough notes that, earlier this season, most considered it unlikely that Youkilis would return at all this year. He adds that it perhaps should still be considered doubtful, but does admit that Youkilis could prove a useful pinch-hitter and bench player next month when rosters expand. Youkilis is anxious to return, but he also understood that he has to take his time through the remainder of his rehab. While he wasn't extremely productive prior to hitting the disabled list this season, his struggles likely had something to do with the numbness he was experiencing in his leg as a result of the herniated disc. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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