Well, Kevin Youkilis took batting practice tonight, and the results must not have been very good. Youkilis left the batting cage at 6:20 p.m., and the Red Sox just announced he is now on the disabled list, retroactive to May 5. Infielder Gil Velazquez will take his place on the 25-man roster.
Youkilis first dealt with a deep bruise and tightness in the area surrounding his left oblique last Monday. He left the game against the Yankees, and he has not played since. Youkilis was out of the lineup, and manager Terry Francona said before the game he was still hopeful Youkilis would not need to be placed on the disabled list. That won’t be the case.