Youk Scratched From Friday Night Lineup With Back Spasms
BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis was scratched
from Boston's lineup against Philadelphia on Friday night because
of back spasms.
Youkilis was replaced by Mike Lowell, who also took over for
Youkilis in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night in an
8-7 loss at Cleveland.
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia said after Thursday's game that
his right knee has been bothering him, but he was in the lineup
against the Phillies. Pedroia had an MRI on the aching knee but
there were no signs of serious injury, manager Terry Francona said.
In other moves, the Red Sox activated closer Jonathan Papelbon
from the bereavement list, placed outfielder Jeremy Hermida on the
15-day disabled list because of fractured ribs, recalled pitcher
Scott Atchison from Triple-A Pawtucket and designated pitcher Joe
Nelson for assignment.
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