Update: Kevin Youkilis shut down with left oblique issue


9:15am: The Yankees are officially calling it a “sore left oblique,” but Youkilis told reporters it was just a stitch in his side — near the top of his hip and not so much his oblique — yesterday and he’s totally fine today. “No concerns,” he said. We’ll see.

8:51am: Joe Girardi told reporters this morning that Kevin Youkilis will be shut down for a few days with some kind of left oblique issue. Apparently it was described as a “cramp” and Girardi said they’re just being cautious. The Yankees will re-evaluate their third baseman in a few days before sending him back out on the field. For what it’s worth, a left oblique strain sent Youkilis to the DL for two weeks back in 2009.

  • MannyGeee

    Wellp, that escalated quickly. Who had February 26 in the “Broken Youk” pool?

    • TCMiller30

      I had midway through signing his contract, so I was only off by a little bit.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I had an errant shaving injury the day after.

  • MB923

    Hughes, then Granderson, now Youk

    Who’s next?

    • Govin

      Lets see, a pitcher, an outfielder, and an infielder, I think a catcher will go down next. I’m gonna vote Chriss Stewart. I would pick Dh, but I think Travis Hafner is gonna wait till he goes on a hot streak before getting injured.

      • Cris Pengiucci

        Agree, a catcher, but unfortunately I think it will be that lettuce guy.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        The butcher, the baker….

      • TomH

        Guys, jeez, some of us here are superstitious! The baseball gods even read message boards. They get pissed at tongue-in-cheek remarks. The thing is to make serious-sounding and deeply gloomy predictions. That sometimes fools them into being kind.

    • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

      Things come in threes right? So we should be good for awhile.

  • Nate

    Z. Almonte for Dwayne Wise?

    • TCMiller30

      I’d rather have Almonte

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’d rather have both, honestly. I can’t imagine you couldn’t get DWise back for less than that, considering he’s pretty consistent DFA fodder.

  • TCMiller30

    This year could get real interesting real quick. We might finally get to see the kids play!! (for better or worse)

    • Govin

      I’m really curious to see if Corban Joseph can play third. All I’ve heard is that he doesn’t have the arm for it. But the Yankees are trying him out at third anyway. If he could play third adequately his chances of contributing to this team skyrocket.

  • Greg

    Now, your Scranton Trenton NY Yankees.

  • trr

    Scott Brosius, phone home.
    At 46, he is in what the Yankees apparently consider prome years

    • trr


  • CountryClub

    Lohud Yankees Blog ?@LoHudYankees
    Youkilis says the “injury” was just a cramp yesterday. Could play today with no problem, but Yankees being cautious. “No concerns,” he said.

    • Dirty mike and the boys

      Could be menapusal

  • Ally

    Hmmm….that didn’t take long. I’m beginning to think that this year will be worse than I, for one expected.

  • JohnC

    Has the sky fallen yet?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Actual perfect timing with the ceiling coming crashing down at my office. Well done.

      • Pat D

        Heads up?

  • TomH

    Nothing surprising here.

    If it turns out to be merely a “cramp,” it’s still just a matter of time before any number of these elderly gents* begin breaking down as they go through the long 162-game grind, forcing the 189-Yankees to rely on the untried “kids” in their so-so farm system.

    Because of the wasted winter, this could be a really long and miserable season. The one upside: that a catastrophe might force Hal S. to respond with a dismissive wave of the hand to these anti-Yankee leveling penalties (e.g., by announcing that the 40 man includes a guy named “L. Tax”).

    *Yes, yes, I know, Youkilis is merely 33, but, based on his recent breakdown history, it’s an old 33.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You’re not running for office here, Tom.

      • TomH

        You’ve lost me on that running-for-office remark. But if I were, I wouldn’t vote for me.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          It was a mild joke as to taking a small point and running with it, as guys running for office often will.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Oh no! A twinge in someone’s oblique a few days into the season! That’s never happened before!

    I really do think an investment in, um, an athletic supporter company would be a great investment for someone looking to sell to RAB readership.

    • Robinson Tilapia


  • Another really long name which has no point (formerly “an important / cool name”)

    Dam….but honestly…YEAYYY!

  • voiceofirrationalrationale

    Lingering issue from being hit by un-named pitcher *cough(joba the putz). Not a 3rd baseman, but wouldn’t it have been nice to have C. Dick right around now ?

  • theyankeewarrior

    This team is already hilarious.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Another prodigal son returns.

      • MannyGeee

        Another country heard from.

  • Dirty mike and the boys

    Well he didnt gyrate like a fat stripper on a pole in a southern dive bar, he might stay health.