Found February 28, 2013 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
“I don’t think it’s anything serious. We’re being really cautious right now, because we can be.”  English: Kevin Youkilis was warming up before the game of Min @ Bos (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This was the explanation New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi gave MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, about why Kevin Youkilis was scratched from the last two Spring Training games. Youkilis said he had “a little cramp” but that it was no big deal and that the Yankees were taking “precautionary” measures with him. Well, can you blame them? No, you can’t because Youkilis has had extensive injuries over the past three seasons. Actually the list is so long that it is almost inevitable Youkilis will wind up on the DL at some point this year, and that is putting it politely. Do I think Youkilis’ current “cramp” is a bigger concern? No I do not, but keeping 35-year-old Youkilis healthy for an entire season, most certainly should be. (more…) © Kate for Lady Loves Pinstripes, 2013. | Permalink | No comment |
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

With the Yankee Sequester Plan looming, Joba Chamberlain, the last beloved newbie, inches toward the exit

Something about Joba Chamberlain made you root for him. Maybe it was his dad in the wheelchair. Maybe it was his Fred Flintstone body, or that unforgettable Cleveland juju moment - gnats buzzing his head while a trainer sprays crap that actually will only make it worse. Maybe it was his limitless potential. Remember him going pitch-for-pitch against Josh Beckett, back when we desperately...

Hughes might not be ready for season

The 2013 season is not off to a promising start for Phil Hughes. The big righty who is looking to have a breakout season in his contract-year is sidelined with a bulging disk in his upper back. Shutdown for a week, Hughes has not gotten back into a throwing program like he thought he would. For now, he’s been limited to working out in a pool. YES Network’s Meredith Marokovits...

Yankees: Stats of the new Bronx Bombers

Andy Pettitte (Photo credit: Wikipedia) With Spring Training under way, I started looking at the stats of the players signed by the New York Yankees during the off-season more closely, and figured I would share them. The table does include Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki and Mariano Rivera, who technically are not new to the Bombers, but were free agents that got re-signed...

Kevin Youkilis in Midseason Form

First Granderson, now Youkilis? Reports out of Yankee camp are that Youk is being scratched from their game today with a sore left oblique and will be reevaluated in a couple of days. Kevin Youkilis said his injury felt like a cramp, not a strain. Wanted to play today but Yanks are being cautious. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February 26, 2013 Again, I don't like wishing injury...
AND ANOTHER ONE

CC Sabathia gets in on the Harlem Shake

Tweet With the Harlem Shake being the new craze, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and some family and friends decided to get in on the fun, with Sabathia uneventfully riding a segway around: Oh. Hopefully this whole Harlem Shake comes to a screeching end soon. -ALR

Yankees’ Phil Hughes could start season on DL

New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back last week, an injury that manager Joe Girardi says could cause the pitcher to begin the season on the disabled list, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Girardi said "it's possible" Phil Hughes won't be ready to start the season. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February...

C.C. Sabathia makes Harlem Shake video, rides around on segway (Video)

Just when you thought that you had seen every Harlem Shake video on the planet, this one starring New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia comes to light. Watch as Harlem Shake gets an former A.L. Cy Young winner into the fray: (Courtesy of Los That Sports Blog)

Cano says contract status not a distraction

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano says his contract status is on his mind, though not a distraction. Cano is due $15 million in the final season of what became a $57 million, six-year deal and is eligible for free agency after the World Series. A day after Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the team had made a significant offer during the offseason to Cano's agent...

Alex Rodriguez's foundation gave 1% of funds to charities in 2006

Here's another black eye for Alex Rodriguez (not that he needs another black mark on his ledger): in 2006, the A-Rod Family Foundation gave just 1% of donated funds to charities before they stopped submitting financial reports and were stripped of tax-exempt status. CBS New York has the details. Rodriguez and rapper Jay-Z raised $403,862 in a 2006 celebrity poker tournament...

Spring Training Game 6: LaRoche brings in only run in Yankees loss

Toronto Blue Jays 1 — New York Yankees 0   One run is all you need to win in today’s 1-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.   Brett Gardner (6 for 11, .545) and Ichiro Suzuki (5 for 8, .556) continue to look well-prepared for the season to start already, with each getting a hit in today’s game, getting a hit in all of their games this Spring. Juan Rivera puts together 2 hits...

Weiner doubts Yanks will cut payroll

Count Michael Weiner among those skeptical of the New York Yankees' stated plan to reduce payroll next year. Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says the team wants to get under the $189 million luxury tax threshold in 2014. That means the player payroll would have to be about $178 million at most, using average annual values of contracts, since the total for the...

Japan set to defend WBC title with young team

Japan will look to replace the likes of Ichiro Suzuki and Yu Darvish with a new generation of young talent as it bids to capture a third straight World Baseball Classic title. Suzuki, a key player when Japan won the tournament in 2006 and 2009, opted to sit out the third edition of baseball's global tournament. Shortly after Suzuki announced his decision, Darvish, Norichika...

Concern Springs for Yankees and Red Sox?

AL BEast Notebook – March 1 There’s an old cliché that says “being there is half the battle.” In sports it’s more. There is no greater determinant of success than health, especially in baseball. And not just being healthy enough to, well, play, but healthy enough to play well. It’s ‘a game of inches’ where even slight adjustments can create problems hitting or pitching...

MLB Harlem Shake from the Batting Stance Guy

We’re jumping the shark and landing hard on the Harlem Shake bandwagon. @BattingStanceG www.battingstanceguy.com Related PostsThe Brian Wilson Fitness MinuteA Plea to Yankees Kevin Youkilis from Batting Stance Guy2012 SFGiants Lineup (in 3D for Arrested Development fans)
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.