Well, the news isn’t surprising. Kevin Youkilis has finally been placed on the 15-day DL. He got an MRI which didn’t show much of anything and receiving an epidural in his back, the Yankees finally decided to bite the bullet and add Youkilis to the illustrious roster of high paid players currently on the DL. They’re calling his injury a lumbar spine strain.
Corban Joseph who got the call and who is on the 40-man roster, is batting .273/.347/.477/.824 with Scranton. He’s hit four home runs, six doubles and has nine RBI in 22 games. He has primarily been playing second base but has some experience at third.
UPDATE 3:37 PM – From Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger:
Brian Cashman says the decision to play Kevin Youkilis on Saturday was “a mistake by everyone involved.”
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughSL) April 30, 2013