Youk Leaves Game With Foot Injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Boston's Kevin Youkilis was removed

from Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an

apparent foot or leg injury.

Youkilis was ready to go to the plate to lead off the fourth

inning, when he stepped away from the batter's box and leaned over

and clutched his foot. He sat on the ground while a trainer, later

joined by manager Terry Francona, examined his right foot and

talked to the Red Sox first baseman.

Youkilis was replaced by Niuman Romero, who pinch-hit for him

and remained in the game at first.

There was no immediate announcement on the nature of the injury.


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