Kevin Youkilis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Kevin Youkilis to join Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan

    CBS Sports "According to a Nikkan Sports report passed along by NPB Tracker, free agent infielder Kevin Youkilis will join the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan. Terms of their contract agreement are unknown. Youkilis, 34, played only 28 games with the Yankees this past season due to back problems. He hit..." December 20

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Cashman called Youkilis's agent to gauge interest in returning to Yankees. Youkilis appreciated call, but wants to play near home in Cali.

  • Youkilis healthy again ... just in time for free agency

    New York Daily News "Kevin Youkilis’ 2013 season with the Yankees was wrecked by back surgery, but the infielder will be back in the free agent market this winter with no physical issues, his agent says. “He’s fine,” said Joe Bick, Youkilis’ representative. “Had the Yankees made it to the postseason, there’s a..." October 29

  • Yankees Youkilis Hoping To Return Soon

    Yanks Go Yard "Kevin Youkilis the man who was supposed to replace Alex Rodriguez at third base is hopeful to make it back before the season’s end. But do the Yankees already have enough players who are trying to get enough at bats to be effective again? Youkilis had herniated disc surgery on June 20. He was..." August 11

  • Tex likely DL-bound, surgery possible; Youk meets back doc

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira seems bound for the disabled list again, and surgery on his right wrist is possible. Don’t expect Kevin Youkilis back anytime soon. And Brian Cashman would have preferred to hear from hitting coach Kevin Long that Teixeira wasn’t right from the time he came off the DL instead of..." June 18

  • Yankees' Youkilis out 10-12 weeks; Teixeira goes on DL, too

    New York Post "The Yankees have lost their third baseman for at least 10-12 weeks and their first baseman for at least two. Kevin Youkilis has a herniated disc in his back and will undergo surgery on Thursday, sidelining him for 10-12 weeks at the minimum, Yankees GM Brian Cashman announced Tuesday afternoon...." June 18

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL

    Kevin Youkilis has a herniated disc that will need surgery on Thursday. He'll be out 10 to 12 weeks, Cashman said.

  • Youkilis ‘back’ on DL

    New York Post "Kevin Youkilis was placed on the disabled list yesterday with a lower back issue, and because it’s the second episode in about seven weeks, you have to wonder what the Yankees will get out of the 34-year-old corner infielder. Youkilis was on the DL from April 27 to May 30 with a lumbar spine..." June 15

  • Kevin Youkilis to the Disabled List again

    Pinstriped Bible "If you had June 14th in the Next Time Kevin Youkilis Hits The DL pool, you've won! The Yankee third baseman is once again headed to the 15- day Disabled List with a lumbar strain – the same injury that caused him to miss a large chunk of time already this season. That means that David Adams gets..." June 14

  • Yankees' Youkilis takes a seat as his back tightens up

    New York Post "Joe Girardi didn’t want to mess with Kevin Youkilis’ back after watching him slide into first base to record an out Saturday. So the manager started Jayson Nix at third and returned Mark Teixeira to first yesterday for the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Mariners after he was the designated hitter in..." June 10

  • Healthy vets add patience to lineup

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis made their long-awaited returns to the Yankees lineup and just like that, a season-long five-game losing streak was over. So, was the presence of the two veteran sluggers what got the offense out of its recent funk? “Maybe so,” Brett Gardner said,..." June 01

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    Baseball Tonight @BBTN

    .@Yankees activate 1B Mark Teixeira, 3B Kevin Youkilis from DL, both in lineup Friday vs. @RedSox.

  • Teixeira, Youkilis to return to Yankees Friday vs. Red Sox

    New York Post "The least-feared Yankees lineup in two decades is approaching its end. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed that Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are both scheduled to return to the Bronx and start tomorrow night against the Red Sox, after each played in their first rehab game..." May 30

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Teixeira and Youkilis both done for the day in Trenton. Each went 0-for-2 with a walk. #yankees

  • Teixeira, Youkilis ready for rehab games

    Sporting News "Injured New York Yankees infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are ready to start minor league rehab assignments. Both players took part in extended spring training game Tuesday, then said they were leaving the Yankees' minor league complex in Florida to join Double-A Trenton. Teixeira..." May 28

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Girardi sounds like he expects Teixeira/Youkilis back Fri. Assuming nothing goes wrong at AA rehab Wed/Thurs #Yankees

  • Antsy Youkilis feels like he's ready

    North Jersey "Kevin Youkilis says he’s had no issues with his back for some time, leaving him to wonder when the Yankees will get around to starting his minor league rehab assignment. "I feel like I’m ready. It’s more about getting through games and all that," said Youkilis, who has been on the disabled list..." May 27

  • Teixeira, Youkilis inching closer to returns for Yanks

    New York Post "Joe Girardi said he doesn’t know when he will get Mark Teixeira or Kevin Youkilis back from the disabled list, but the Yankees manager reported Tuesday the first baseman and corner infielder are making progress. “He had four more [at-bats],’’ Girardi said of Teixeira’s participation in a..." May 22

  • Yankees place Kevin Youkilis on disabled list

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees have placed infielder Kevin Youkilis on the disabled list with a lumbar spine sprain, and recalled infielder Corban Joseph in his place. Youkilis, 34, had missed seven of the last eight games due to lingering discomfort in his lower back. He will be eligible to return on May..." April 30

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    DL (with backdating) seems like for Youk. mri showed "no changes'' in back. will get shot.

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL

    So no Youkilis, again, but Austin Romine gets a start.

  • Kevin Youkilis to undergo MRI after missing another game for Yankees

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees infielder Kevin Youkilis experienced a setback with his cranky lower back on Sunday, suffering a return of stiffness in the nettlesome area, and will undergo an MRI on Monday. Youkilis returned to the lineup on Saturday after six days off. He reported a fresh bout of trouble in the same..." April 29

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    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi

    Youkilis probably out of the lineup again. Back Still stiff.

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    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi

    Youkilis probably out of the lineup again. Back Still stiff.

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    David Lennon @DPLennon

    Youkilis back in #Yankees lineup today. No DL evidently.

  • Youkilis likely headed to DL if he sits out today

    New York Post "If Kevin Youkilis’ bothersome back does not allow him to play today against Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ, there is a very good chance he lands on the disabled list. “It’s been a week now, so I think you look and see where he is [today] and then you make a decision what you are going to do and when..." April 27

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL

    No Youkilis. Girardi said the team will likely make a decision on the DL tomorrow.

  • Youk expected ‘back’ tonight

    New York Post "Kevin Youkilis believed he could have played yesterday, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi wanted to make sure the lower-back tightness that forced Youkilis out of Saturday’s game did not turn into a bigger problem. “I think there is a pretty decent possibility he will be a player for us..." April 22

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Kevin Youkilis scratched from the Yankees' lineup. Lyle Overbay is in tonight at 1B.

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    Sweeny Murti @YankeesWFAN

    Yankees say Youkilis left game with tightness in his lower back.

  • Kevin Youkilis: Avoid false starts

    Boston Herald "Take it from Kevin Youkilis: Of all the positives that emerged from the Red Sox’ first two games, two stood out above the rest. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz pitched like aces again. As much as anybody, Youkilis understands the impact Lester and Buchholz have on the Red Sox’ fortunes. To wit:..." April 05

  • Changes in Kevin Youkilis' batting stance starting to show

    New York Daily News "Kevin Youkilis says it’s almost always the first comment or question he hears from someone meeting him for the first time: “You’re the guy with that weird stance.” Or “How the heck do you hit like that?’’ Yes, Youkilis, the new Yankee, has a glittering major league resume that includes..." March 17

  • Hughes slides through pain-free bullpen session; Youkilis goes yard & plays 1st

    New York Post "Phil Hughes’ back is without pain. However, his slider could use an aspirin. Hughes, who remains a question mark to start the season in the rotation, made it through a 27-pitch bullpen session yesterday morning at Steinbrenner Field. “I am pain-free, which is the biggest issue. Now it’s just..." March 12

  • Kevin Youkilis relates to the pressures facing the Blue Jays after adding marquee names like R.A. Dickey

    New York Daily News "Two years ago, the Red Sox appeared to be primed for a long run as the kings of baseball. The trade for Adrian Gonzalez and the signing of free-agent Carl Crawford had bolstered Boston’s already talented roster, one Kevin Youkilis and his teammates believed was ready for greatness. The..." March 03

  • Kevin Youkilis thinks it's 'crazy' MLB players still try and get away with using performance-enhancing drugs

    New York Daily News "Kevin Youkilis is a fan of baseball’s drug-testing program, so much so that he is still surprised every time he hears that a player has flunked an exam. “If guys are going to cheat, they’re going to cheat,” Youkilis said. “They’re also going to get caught now more than ever. Some guys believe in..." February 28

  • Kevin Youkilis at peace as Yankee

    Boston Herald "Kevin Youkilis was looking for less drama than he had with the Red Sox. So, naturally, he escaped to New York, the city that never sleeps, to play for the Yankees, the bull’s eye of baseball scrutiny, and replaced Alex Rodriguez, the biggest drama king in the game today. In the belly of the..." February 27

  • Yankees' Kevin Youkilis out of spring training game with cramps, but only as precaution

    New York Daily News "Kevin Youkilis wanted to play Tuesday against the Phillies. Joe Girardi had other ideas. After experiencing soreness on his left side on Monday, Youkilis was scratched from the short bus ride to Clearwater and given the day off for precautionary reasons. “Basically, yesterday I had a little..." February 27

  • Youkilis not worried after being pulled from lineup

    New York Post "Kevin Youkilis downplayed the reason he was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup against the Phillies. But when it comes to physical issues in the Yankees’ camp nothing is taken lightly. Considering Youkilis’ recent medical history, nothing should. So when Alex Rodriguez’s replacement at third..." February 27

  • Youk in pinstripes looks a bit batty

    New York Post "Honestly? Yeah, it looked a little strange. Forget the tinkering Kevin Youkilis has done with that batting stance of his, which always looked like he was trying to sneak in a few quick moments of yoga or pilates while the pitcher was determining whether to come at him with a fastball or a..." February 26

  • Sore left oblique sidelines Youkilis "Kevin Youkilis was scratched from Tuesday's Yankees lineup for precautionary reasons after the third baseman said that he felt a cramp above his left hip. The Yankees have described Youkilis' injury as a sore left oblique, and manager Joe Girardi said that Youkilis should be re-evaluated in a..." February 26

  • Andy Pettitte feels new teammate Kevin Youkilis will bring intensity to Yankees

    New York Daily News "Kevin Youkilis may have some ground to make up with Yankee fans, but Andy Pettitte loves the new guy already. And perhaps more significantly, he thinks Youkilis will give the Yankees something they need, adding some Paul O’Neill-like intensity on a daily basis. “I’m not the manager but I feel..." February 16

  • Results, not words will decide Yankees fate for Youkilis

    New York Post "Can we move beyond the sideshow stories involving Kevin Youkilis now? He has shaken Joba Chamberlain’s hand. Explained his heart still being in Boston. Professed his love for all things New York and Yankees. So can we get to the only element that actually will matter in 2013: Can Youkilis..." February 16

  • Joba Chamberlain, Kevin Youkilis shake hands at Yankees spring training camp

    New York Daily News "There were no hard feelings as Kevin Youkilis and Joba Chamberlain greeted each other Friday morning in the Yankees clubhouse, but there was plenty of talk about mustaches. The former rivals finally met face-to-face as Youkilis made his second visit to Steinbrenner Field. Both players professed..." February 16

  • Kevin Youkilis: 'I'll always be a Red Sox'

    Bergen Record "Though Kevin Youkilis has been fitted for pinstripes, his Boston experience — including two world championship seasons — is forever stitched into his DNA. "I’ll always be a Red Sox," said Youkilis, arriving four days before position players officially report. "One bad half year doesn’t take..." February 15

  • Kevin Youkilis: Heart belongs to Boston

    New York Post "When Kevin Youkilis squeezes into a Yankees uniform on Opening Day against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, he won’t have erased his days in Boston. “To say that you negate all the years I played for the Boston Red Sox and all the tradition and you look at all the stuff I have piled up in my..." February 15

  • Youkilis: 'I'll always be a Red Sock'

    ESPN "Kevin Youkilis has two messages for New York Yankees fans: He'll always be a Boston Red Sox, and he'll never be Alex Rodriguez. A newly clean-shaven Youkilis made his first appearance in Yankees camp on Thursday, going straight from a red-eye flight from his home in San Jose, California to the..." February 14

  • Yankees Joba, Youk reach foe-gone conclusion

    New York Post "A text message Joba Chamberlain received from Kevin Youkilis appears to have put an end to whatever lingering bad blood the two may have shared. Not long after Youkilis signed with the Yankees to take Alex Rodriguez’s place at third base, Chamberlain left his new teammate a voicemail. And at a..." February 06

  • Joba still waiting to hear from Youkilis

    CSN Baltimore "As the Yankees turn … They haven't even reported to spring training yet and there is drama. If you assumed Kevin Youkilis' transition from longtime Yankees nemesis while with the Red Sox to new teammate in New York would be seamless, assume again. Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain reached out..." January 24

  • Youkilis not dissing Joba

    New York Post "Kevin Youkilis got the message, but wasn't sending one to Joba Chamberlain by not returning his call, the Yankee third baseman's agent said yesterday. A day after Chamberlain acknowledged he left Youkilis a voicemail last month in an attempt to heal old wounds — and never heard back — Youkilis'..." January 24

  • Different Youkilis evaluations from Valentine, Ventura

    New York Post "You play detective. You try to figure out who Kevin Youkilis is these days, now that the Yankees have given him $12 million to be Alex Rodriguez's replacement for half a season — maybe longer. So you place calls to the two men who managed him last year, and by the time those conversations are..." December 13