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Youkilis out for year

Posted on: August 5, 2010 4:53 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2010 7:35 pm
Kevin Youkilis Red Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters Thursday afternoon that first baseman Kevin Youkilis will have to have surgery on his injured thumb and is out for the year.

Youkilis tore a muscle in his right thumb on Monday, and was to be examined by a hand specialist Thursday.

"He'll be immobilized for approximately six weeks and then be re-evaluated from there," Francona said. "I think Youkilis was pretty resolved to the fact that this was probably going to happen."

It's a big blow to the Red Sox, who are six back in the American League wild-card race. Youkilis was batting .307/.411/.564 with 19 homers and 62 RBI. The Red Sox might turn out to be lucky they were unable to pawn off Mike Lowell, who has had nowhere to play this season but now looks like the starter at first.

If Boston decides to pursue a first baseman, the options appear limited. Ty Wigginton, Lyle Overbay and Derrek Lee are among first-base options who didn't move before the non-waiver deadline, but it's unclear whether they could get through waivers. The Mariners would probably let Russell Branyan go. Teams have reportedly been looking at Carlos Delgado, who hasn't played since last year and is recovering from hip surgery.

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE: Lowell was in the lineup at first again Thursday. Francona told reporters the plan is to have him at first for three games of the four-game series against the Yankees. He said the other first-base options on the current roster are Victor Martinez, David Ortiz and Jed Lowrie.

UPDATE: The Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox will work out Delgado in the next few days. There have been reports that the White Sox, Rockies, Angels and Mariners have called about Delgado recently.

UPDATE: Delgado's agent, tells the Chicago Tribune 's Mark Gonzalez that he's talked to the White Sox and says, "Carlos will be wearing a uniform for someone next week."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 8:45 am

Youkilis out for year

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Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: August 6, 2010 12:51 pm

Doesn't matter

The Red Sox weren't a playoff team with him.  They're a combined 7-13 against the Yankees and Rays, and their closer is having a career-worst year.  On the upside, maybe he'll have time to shave now that he doesn't have to play baseball.

Since: Sep 28, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2010 12:38 pm

Youkilis out for year

Oh and I forgot...all Damon did was help us win the World Series last do know he is no longer on the Yankees right? Just checking.

Since: Sep 28, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2010 12:36 pm

Youkilis out for year

Rover - where do I begin?
First of all Berkman is a rental player for this year only. You probably have no idea what I'm talking abot so let me just simply conclude that his age has nothing to do with the Yanks getting older in the future. Secondly, the last time I checked Mariano's ERA was below is Paplebon doing this year? Finally, awards from prior years are largely meaningless. But because you are somehow using these past accomplishments to compare the current Red Sox team to the Yankees, I guess I should remind you that the Yankees have 2 former WS MVP's and 1 ROY on their roster (not that it makes one ounce of difference). You sir take the cake for one of the dumbest posts I've read in a while. And you are an embarassment to knowledgable Red Sox fans. Do you even follow the game of baseball outside of Masshole-achusetts?

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2010 7:42 am

Youkilis out for year

Did Jerry Seinfeld Break Youkilis thumb using the trunk door. Youkilis always reminded me of that character Mike from SEINFELD who gets his thumbs crushed by Jerry in the car door, by accident.

Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: August 6, 2010 1:58 am

Youkilis out for year

last i checked the sknkees are the only teams in History to blow a 3-0 lead in the playoffs... Soxs also have a ws MVP on their team along with a rookie of the year , AL MVP , just to name a few. Glad to see a-RETARD started hitting the juice again to get his sorry ass off 599.. Old man george is dead maybe they can buy him another life. Berkman and Rivera are young pups too .. How'd Damon work out for them, Sounds like a new yourker ( love those sloppy seconds)

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: August 6, 2010 12:43 am

Youkilis out for year

I actually like the Phillies, in spite of you.

The Phillies couldn't sniff the collective jocks of the Red Sox, proven by the spanking you took at our hands this year, again.  We own you in interleague play.

You wouldn't even be competitive in the AL East.  At best, you'd be battling with Toronto 4th place.  The AL is a completely different league my son. 

Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2010 11:11 pm

Youkilis out for year

That all folks!!!!!  the Boston Red "Cross"... its what it loks like.  Our beloved team has been without the services, due to injuries of the following starting players:  Pedroia, V-Martinez, Tek, Beckett, Lowerie, Dice-K, Elsburry, Buchholz..... and then some more.  I have no doubt that IF they had been healthy, the would be either leading or close to the top of AL east.  But without Pedroia and Youk, there is not enough hitting  to go the distance.  There is always next year......

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2010 11:05 pm

Youkilis out for year

Youkilis plays harder than any Yankee member with maybe the exception of Jeter. KARMA?  Please lol

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