Found May 31, 2013 on Baseball News Source:
New York Yankees starting corner infielders, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are both due to come off the Disabled list on Friday for the series opener against the Red Sox.The timing is a best case scenario since both can bat right-handed and Boston will be throwing back-to-back lefties against New York Yankees suddenly anemic lineup.For New York, it will have to approach roster moves in two phases. With Teixeira and Youkilis returning,Vidal Nuno and one other reliever are likely to be demoted to AAA. Shawn Kelley, Preston Claiborne, Ivan Nova and Adam Warren all have options which makes one of them likely to follow Nuno.If the Yankees elect to keep Nova, coming off an encouraging long relief appearance, it would only make sense to demote Warren, who is redundant as a long reliever.It’s important to note Andy Pettitte is due back in the rotation on Monday to take Nuno’s spot, and it’s unlikely the Yankees carry: Warren, Phelps and Nova at the same time.Warren did not pitch well in his most recent appearance.When Pettitte returns, it means one of the position players will have to go since New York will be down to 12 pitchers.David Adams and Lyle Overbay both play positions occupied by the returning Youkilis and Teixeira, and Reid Brignac and Jayson Nix can both play shortstop.Brian Cashman indicated recently Adams is valued as a right-handed bat and Youkilis may DH vs lefties (since Hafner only plays vs righties) which means Adams can split time between backup and starting, also playing third when Youkilis rests.The Yankees won’t want to let Overbay, who is out of options, go, since he has been one of the best hitters for the team this season, so it could be Brignac with the Yankees playing short-handed at shortstop until Eduardo Nunez is healthy.The Yankees will play three against the first place Red Sox at home, trying to snap a five game losing streak after a four game sweep at the hands of the cross-town rival, Mets.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Teixeira, Youkilis back in the Bronx

After scoring just 10 runs over their past five games – all losses – the Yankees may be getting back some offensive firepower just in time. Former all-stars Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis have both been activated in time for tonight’s game after lengthy stays on the disabled list. Even though they’ve pitched well of late, Vidal Nuno and Ivan Nova were optioned to Triple...

Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis to rejoin Yankees Friday

If all goes well tonight during what's expected to be their final minor league rehab appearance, first baseman Mark Teixeira and third baseman Kevin Youkilis will return to the New York Yankees' lineup tomorrow night, according to Jed Weisberger of MLB.com. "That's the plan," said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman after the two played in the Double...

Yankee Log Jam: Youkilis, Teixeira Returning

Photo Credit: Keith AllisonNot very often does the return of two players have the possibility of affecting so many rosters, but when Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis entered the lineup Friday, it forced a lot of fantasy owners to make some quick decisions.Teixeira took his spot back at 1st and Youkilis was penciled in at DH, nothing mind blowing with that lineup. Where the problems...

Yanks beat Boston 4-1 as Teixeira, Youkilis return

CC Sabathia's fastball returned to the New York Yankees along with Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis. Throwing at up to 94 mph after two months of decreased velocity, Sabathia matched his season high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the eighth inning to lead New York over the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Friday night and stop the Yankees' season-high, five-game losing streak...

New York Yankees’ Upstarts Must Step Aside For Returning Stars

Veterans Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are on their way back to the Bronx, so its time for the fill-ins to step aside. Despite how well they’ve performed the last...The post New York Yankees’ Upstarts Must Step Aside For Returning Stars appeared first on Bohemian Baseball.

Yankees/Red Sox: Teixeira and Youkilis in lineup, Ellsbury Out

The greatest sports rivalry (arguably) will resume on Friday night when the Boston Red Sox visit the New York Yankees. Two bits of news from the injury front will impact this series for both teams. NBC Sports.com's Craig Calcaterra reports that the New York Yankees will have first baseman Mark Teixeira and third baseman Kevin Youkilis back in the starting lineup. Teixeira will...

Help Is On The Way For The New York Yankees

Will the New York Yankees rebound? Help is on the way for the Bronx Bombers as Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are both scheduled to return to the team soon.  There has been speculation that Friday 5/31 would be the date.  Both are with the AA squad trying to get their timing back. Teixeira has not played this entire season to date, and Youk has been shelved since April 28th with...

Yankees: Mets who tweeted what

Yes, the New York Yankees broke a five game losing streak last night, beating the Boston Red Sox last night 4-1. CC Sabathia (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yes, the returns of Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis made the makeshift Yankees line-up feel, look and play deeper. And yes, CC Sabathia finally pitched like an ace pitching seven strong innings, giving up just one earned run and fanning...

Sox Drop First Game In Gotham; Lose, 4-1

AP Photo/Bill KostrounWhile returnees Kevin Youkilis (RBI) and Mark Teixeira (walk, run scored) contributed to Boston's 4-1 loss to the Empire, it was decidedly the masterful pitching of C C Sabathia that spelled doom for the Carmine Hose. The big left-hander struck out 10 and regained the speed on his fastball that had disappeared for most of 2013. He went 7 1/3, gave up just...

At Trenton Thunder games, you play at 10:35 AM & Meredith Marakovits signs autographs

You want to rehab with the Trenton Thunder? Means Mark Teixeira is playing at 10:35 in the morning...and the wonderful Meredith Marakovits is the star. (With J. Gambino) **Follow us on Twitter... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Jacoby Ellsbury Scratched From Red Sox Lineup With Groin Tightness As Mark Teixeira Returns to Yankees

The Yankees will have a familiar face back in the lineup on Friday night. The Red Sox will not. Jacoby Ellsbury was a late scratch against the Yankees on the same night that Mark Teixeira is making his return to the New York lineup. The Red Sox centerfielder was originally penciled in to play, but then was taken out due to what the team is calling tightness in his left groin. According...

Yankees game 54 lineup: 5/31/13

The Yankees welcome in the first place rival Red Sox for a three game series. New York has lost five straight and has struggled offensively, but help is on the way; Kevin Youkilis and Mark Teixeira are back and in tonight’s lineup. CC Sabathia takes the ball against Jon Lester in a matchup of top lefties. Boston Red Sox (33-22) Daniel Nava LF Jonny Gomes RF Dustin Pedroia 2B David...

Yankees game 55 lineup: 6/1/13

With a win tonight, the Yankees would be tied for first in the AL East. Phil Hughes looks to deliver that W for the Bombers, who will face Felix Doubront. Kevin Youkilis and Mark Teixeira provided immediate lifts last night in their first game back, as they were a part of run-scoring rallies. Teix opened up the second inning with a walk and eventually came around to score the team’s...

Photo: Coastal Carolina player has weirdest batting stance in baseball

Coastal Carolina's Alex Buccilli may own the craziest batting stance in modern day baseball. In fact, his stance may even rival the craziest in baseball history.Jeff Bagwell, Kevin Youkilis, Craig Counsell, and Tony Batista are just a few of the recent players who come to mind who had crazy stances. But Buccilli's may take the cake, folks.This just looks downright uncomfortable...

Yankees 4, Red Sox 1

CC Sabathia's fastball returned to the New York Yankees along with Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis. Throwing at up to 94 mph after two months of decreased velocity, Sabathia matched his season high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the eighth inning to lead New York over the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Friday night and stop the Yankees' season-high, five-game losing streak...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.