Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kevin Youkilis Sits Out With Left Oblique Strain

The Evil Ones may be finding out what we have known for a while: Kevin Youkilis ain't in the kind of shape he used to be. The 33-year old Yankee third baseman will sit our today's Grapefruit League game against his old buddy Jonathan Papelbon's Phillies due to a strained left oblique muscle he tweaked yesterday. Youk is poo-pooing it to the nth degree: "I’m fine. I could play today and I’m perfectly fine, but they were just like, ‘No, we’re going to sit you out'. When I got water in me, I was fine. Being a month away from games and all that, they just wanted to take it precautionary. I wanted to play today and was perfectly fine to play, and didn’t feel like there was any risk." Where have we heard that line before?