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.


  1. MannyGeee says:

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

  2. MB923 says:

    Hughes, then Granderson, now Youk

    Who’s next?

    • Govin says:

      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.

    • Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

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

  3. Nate says:

    Z. Almonte for Dwayne Wise?

  4. TCMiller30 says:

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

    • Govin says:

      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.

  5. Greg says:

    Now, your Scranton Trenton NY Yankees.

  6. trr says:

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

  7. CountryClub says:

    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.

  8. Ally says:

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

  9. JohnC says:

    Has the sky fallen yet?

  10. TomH says:

    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.

  11. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  12. Another really long name which has no point (formerly "an important / cool name") says:

    Dam….but honestly…YEAYYY!

  13. voiceofirrationalrationale says:

    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 ?

  14. theyankeewarrior says:

    This team is already hilarious.

  15. Dirty mike and the boys says:

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

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