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NEW YORK — Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery and Mark Teixeira returned to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with an aching right wrist, the latest injury setbacks for the depleted New York Yankees.
Youkilis will miss at least 10-12 weeks after he has the procedure in California on Thursday. He had gone back on the DL last Friday.
The three-time All-Star, who signed a one-year, $12 million contract with New York as a free agent Dec. 14, has played in only 28 games and is batting .219 with two home runs and eight RBIs.
Teixeira missed the first 53 games of the season because of a wrist injury. Both he and Youkilis returned from their previous DL stints May 31.