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MLB Injury News:
Kevin Youkilis was once again unable to suit up for the New York Yankees last night, the fifth-straight game he's been sidelined due to a back ailment. If the corner infielder isn't ready to return by Saturday, manager Joe Girardi told reporters -- including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com -- that Youkilis could be placed on the disabled list.
Girardi said Youkilis is dealing with stiffness in his back. The veteran attempted to take cuts in the batting cage yesterday, but the soreness remains and continues to sideline him.
"It's just stiff," Girardi said. "He's not
rotating the way he wants to rotate, which is kind of important for a hitter.
He's just not ready to go."
Youkilis has been out since Saturday due to the injury. It's not something new for the slugger, as he's faced similar back issues before.
It sounds like the the Yankees have simply treated the ailment with rest and general rehab, as Girardi said he's not aware that there have been any tests taken on the back. This could of course change if it lingers, but it sounds like the skipper expects to have Youk back in the lineup by the weekend.
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