Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:43:23 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) is aiming to return for the final week of the season. He's played in only 28 games this year and is currently doing tee and toss drills and is throwing from 60 feet. Youkilis is pain-free.
Fantasy Tip: There's no need to pick him back up for a week or less of at-bats.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:02:33 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) has been able to take dry swings as part of his rehab.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:14:35 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) was with the team Sunday, Aug. 11, and said he is hopeful of playing again this season.
Fantasy Tip: Youkilis is less than two months removed from undergoing surgery to fix a herniated disc in his back. The odds of him returning appear to be very slim.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:00:32 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) will have back surgery to fix a herniated disc Thursday, June 21, and he'll be out for the next 10 to 12 weeks, at minimum.
Fantasy Tip: As Sherman suggests, Youk's career with the Yanks is likely done. Don't expect him to play again this season. It's probably safe to drop him in most mixed leagues at this point. Until Alex Rodriguez (hip) returns sometime after the All-Star break, the Yanks will continue to use a combo of David Adams and Jayson Nix at the hot corner.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:50:22 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) woke up Friday, June 14, with numbness in his right foot, and that feeling won't go away. He's slated to see a specialist.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:40:48 -0700
The New York Yankees placed 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) on the 15-day disabled list with a back strain. They placed SS Eduardo Nunez (oblique) on the 60-day DL, optioned SP Adam Warren to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and called up RP Chris Bootcheck and 1B Thomas Neal.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Reid Brignac to play nearly every day until Youk and/or Derek Jeter (ankle) return. He might run into minimal deep-mixed value, but that's not a safe bet. Neither Neal nor Bootcheck deserves fantasy attention.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:59:57 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) was available if necessary Sunday, June 9, against the Seattle Mariners, but manager Joe Girardi held him out. "I think I could have used him, but my goal was to stay from him today," Girardi said.
Fantasy Tip: Youkilis and the Yankees have the benefit of a scheduled day off Monday, so Youkilis and the rest of his dinged up teammates can rest nagging injuries. Youkilis is a risky play in the upcoming week due to his back, but fantasy owners knew that heading into the season. Proceed with caution.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 11:25:20 -0700
New York Yankees INF Kevin Youkilis (back) is feeling some stiffness in his back after sliding into first base Saturday, June 8, according to manager Joe Girardi. He is hoping to return to action against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, June 11.
Fri, 31 May 2013 12:49:24 -0700
The New York Yankees activated 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) and 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) from the disabled list Friday, May 31, and optioned SPs Ivan Nova and Vidal Nuno to the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Get Tex and Youk back into your starting lineups. Youkilis is still available in less than 50 percent of leagues. He should be owned, considering the lack of depth at the third base position. Youkilis is serving as the designated hitter, with David Adams at third base.
Wed, 29 May 2013 12:27:24 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) and 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) both appear healthy and ready to return from the disabled list Friday, May 31. Both players will first rehab with Double-A Trenton for two games this week before rejoining the Yankees, though. Teixeira went hitless with a walk Wednesday and Youkilis went hitless with a walk, as well. Teixeira has been pain-free in his rehab but admitted that he's further along from the right side of the plate than the left.
Fantasy Tip: The return of Tex and Youk will push Lyle Overbay and David Adams out of regular work and possibly roster spots. Jayson Nix will continue to see time at shortstop until Eduardo Nunez (oblique) returns. Expect Joe Girardi to look to rest Teixeira and Youkilis frequently initially, but both should be put in your lineup on a daily basis.