Kevin Youkillis Lands on the DL with a Bad Back

The Boston Red Sox placed Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a sore back, from AAA to take his spot on the roster and act as designated hitter against the Kansas City Royals.

Youkilis had already missed a bunch games over the last week due to the injury, and looked like a crippled elderly woman during Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Manager Terry Francona said after watching that fiasco, the team finally decided to shut him down.

The Red Sox third baseman was batting .266 with 17 homers and 78 RBI before going out of commission. He's sticking around Boston to be looked over by medical professionals while his team hit the road.

Although the 24-year-old Lavarnway is on a bit of a skid currently, he has 30 homers between the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs and Triple-A PawSox this season, batting .293 with 85 RBI overall. Yep, he's pretty good.

And ladies, he's adorable.

[ESPN Boston]

1 comment:

Megs said...

Ryan Lavarnway is a HOTTIE! Hopefully he stamps his big league card soon.