Youk Headed For DL With Torn Muscle At Base Of His Thumb

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have placed first baseman Kevin

Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list with a thumb injury and

activated Mike Lowell.

Youkilis tore a muscle in his right thumb during Monday night's

6-5 loss to Cleveland. He lined out to end the first inning,

grabbed his hand in pain and stayed in the game until the third.

Lowell was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. He

has been hampered by a strained right hip.

The MVP of Boston's 2007 World Series title is batting .213

while getting just 80 at-bats this season. He is expected to start

at first base on Tuesday.


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