Kevin Youkilis to the DL

May 12, 2009

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The Red Sox placed Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day DL with a strained oblique.  The move was made retroactive to May 5th.  On the year Youk is hitting .393 with 23 Runs, 6 HRs, and 20 RBI.  Jeff Bailey is struggling on the year hitting just .194, but was hitting .250 entering tonight’s game since taking over for Youk on May 5th.  Bailey is 0 for 3 tonight.  To take Youk’s spot on the roster, the Red Sox called up Gil Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket.  Velazquez was hitting just .207 in 16 games for the PawSox.

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