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Red Sox place Youkilis on DL

Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:44 pm
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Kevin YoukilisBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Red Sox have placed Kevin Youkilis on the disabled list with a  sore back and called up DH/catcher Ryan Lavarnway, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports.

With David Ortiz also sidelined, the Red Sox are struggling offensively -- managing just nine hits in three games against the Rays -- as they head to Kansas City to face the Royals for three games.

Lavarnway, 24, was hitting .293/.372/.559 combined at Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket this season and has hit 30 home runs in 110 games, 16 in 55 games at Triple-A and 14 in 55 games at Double-A. His Numbers across the board have been better in Triple-A than Double-A. 

Since being taken in the sixth round of the 2008 draft out of Yale, Lavarnway has hit 75 home runs, including 22 last season at Class A and Double-A.

Youkilis didn't play in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, but did play yesterday, collecting one of the team's three hits off of starter David Price. In the last 20 games, Youkilis has hit just .181/.280/.403. He's hitting .266/.380/.481 with 17 home runs and 78 RBI overall.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:18 am
 

Red Sox place Youkilis on DL

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Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Red Sox place Youkilis on DL

You are acting like a clown and a fair-weather fan. Suck it up!



Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Red Sox place Youkilis on DL

I've been looking forward to watching Ryan in  the majors, the guy has a sweet stroke.

Good Luck Ryan, live the dream.






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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Red Sox place Youkilis on DL

I agree 100%.Boston's great on paper, but if you're on the bench you're not helping the team.All Ortiz has to do is hit & now he's down for at least a week.IMO it will cost him dearly in free agency.What good is a DH if he can't play a full season.Carlos Pena is 32 & he has to play first-every day.Ortiz is 35...With Bursitus.More baggage for big Papi.
Now Youk is on the DL.This is August & someone has to tell these guys they are in the middle of a pennant race.One or both of those starting players should have sucked it up & played the game that pays them many millions.It's not just Youk or Ortiz.The entire team is just showing up;Just mailing it in & counting their money.


I've been a Red Sox fan since '66 & there's something about this team I just don't like.Boston's liable to go .500 the rest of the season.The Rays have a very good team & if they got hot & took the WC from Boston it wouldn't bother me a bit.Some will call me a traitor, but that's ok.I know how the game should be played & right now it seems like Boston's players have other things on their mind.3 games in a row with 3 hits each game is not how this 200$ million$ team should be playing.Then again it was Vs a team that's playing to win. That entire series was TB Vs Lester & Ellsbury.
This Red Sox team is going nowhere.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Red Sox place Youkilis on DL

I don't know how many more injuries the Red Sox can sustain before they start quickly dropping games.  The loss of Ortiz and now Youkilis may be too much for the sox to handle in the struggle to overcome the fact that the team has two good pitchers, one mediocre pitcher, and two pitchers that aren't worth 20% of the money they make. 

Thus far this season the Red Sox have overcome a lot of adversity with starting 2-10, losing a starting pitcher nearly right out of the gate, and prolonged injuries to several starters.  The Red Sox benefitted from the fact that the Yankees and Rays have had their own situations to deal with.  The Yankees have been plagued by injuries and inconsistent play by some of their veterans and the Rays have suffered from the loss of many important veterans on both the pitching and fielding staffs.  Well, now the Yankees are getting healthy and are on a roll along with the Rays who may not make the playoffs but could play spoiler to either the Sox or the Yankees.  One can only hope that the sox can survive this most recent health scare, luckily they are facing the Royals for a 3 game series which will feature two of their best pitchers; hopefully they can keep their heads above water for the short time frame that Youkilis and Ortiz are expected to be out. 

We will have to see what pans out across the next couple of weeks - something tells me that this upcoming week will decide the fate of the Red Sox for the remainder of the season - if they come out of the next two weeks at .500 or better they will be just fine but if they drop more games than they win then the season could be on the line by the end of August when it normally is on the line in September or early October. 


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