Youkilis Hurt Once Again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Kevin Youkilis was in the Boston

lineup one day after hurting his right ankle.

The first baseman was listed in his usual cleanup spot for

Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. He left Tuesday night's

3-2 loss to the Rays in the fourth inning because of pain in the

ankle.

Youkilis said it felt like he had a cramp in the ankle while

playing defense. X-rays taken Tuesday were negative.

The banged-up Red Sox have 11 players on the disabled list,

including pitchers Clay Buchholz and Josh Beckett, catchers Jason

Varitek and Victor Martinez, infielders Dustin Pedroia and Mike

Lowell, and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.

 

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