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.
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.