Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Kevin Youkilis missed Sunday's game at Toronto due to lower back stiffness and was in the original lineup against the Rays at first base. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB, Kevin Youkilis scratched from the Yankees' lineup. Lyle Overbay is in tonight at 1B. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 22, 2013 Kevin Youkilis was brought during the offseason to replace injured Alex Rodriguez and has had time at first base due to Mark Texeria’s injury. Michael Pineda, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, and Mark Texiera are among the Yankees that are on the DL. Kevin Youkilis had been previously removed from the lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays due to tightness in his back. Youkilis this season has a .295 average with two HR and nine RBI. The New York Yankees will be losing a reliable bat in the middle of the line-up. With an already depleted roster, the Yankees cannot afford to lose Youkilis who has been valuable to the Yankees offense. Lyle Overbay will replace Youkilis at first, and Jason Nix will play third base.

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