(Pictured: Injury risk. Courtesy of the AP)
(Originally published at IIATMS/TYA)
Kevin Youkilis was out of the lineup again yesterday, for the same reason he's been out of the lineup for every game he's missed this season: his back. Youkilis strained it diving for a ball at first base in Saturday's game and was held out yesterday by Joe after reportedly feeling stiffness "stiffness" in the back. He'll get an extra day of scheduled rest today with the off-day, and Joe certainly sounded like he was going to play him on Tuesday. But with the continued back problems limiting Youkilis' playing time and severely hindering his production, it's almost time to ask if he's done.