May 16, 2012

Youkilis Begins Rehab Assignment Tonight

Kevin Youkilis begins a rehab assignment with Pawtucket tonight in Durham, North Carolina. He will be the PawSox's DH tonight against the Bulls, then play in the field on Thursday. Youkilis, whose strained lower back has kept him out of the lineup since April 28, could rejoin the team on Friday in Philadelphia.

Felix Doubront was hit near the right ear by a fly ball before Tuesday's game, but he says he is fine and will make his start tomorrow night.
The ball hit off the fungo and I didn't see the ball. [It] just came right to my ear, but I'm fine, I'm good.
Bobby Valentine, on Doubront:
Whenever anybody comes off the field you hold your breath. But he tested fine, he feels good, he knows where he is, he knows where he's going.
In anticipation of interleague play this weekend, Adrian Gonzalez was taking fly balls in right field and David Ortiz was working out at first base.

Beckett celebrated his 32nd birthday yesterday by throwing seven shutout innings. His nine strikeouts places him sixth on the team's all-time list (1,049).

Elsewhere: Jonathan Papelbon Reflects On Why He's No Longer A Red Sox ... Are The Phillies Misusing Jonathan Papelbon? ... Brett Lawrie, the Ump and the Human Element ... Yanks Place New Closer Robertson on DL


Jere said...

I think that ump says "This fuckin' kid's out of his fuckin'..."

Amy said...

Interesting interview with Papelbon. He seems to indicate (hard really to understand him completely, given his limited ability to articulate) that Francona's departure was a big factor in his own decision to leave. And that he resented the trainers telling him what to do. Not sure how much I believe that since I am sure it mostly was about money, but interesting nevertheless.