facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Youkilis out of classic with ankle injury

March 18, 2009 at 8:56 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, March 18 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis will miss the rest of the World Baseball Classic because of a sore left ankle, said USA Manager Davey Johnson.

Youkilis returned to Boston's Fort Myers, Fla. training camp to undergo an MRI, and hopes are the ankle is just sprained.

"He's a huge part of this ball club," Johnson said. "But also we don't want to take any chances. Ankles can linger, and that's something that needs to be addressed right away. He played with kind of a sprained ankle the other night."

Johnson added that Youkilis did not injure the ankle during the wild celebration after Tuesday's comeback 6-5 victory over Puerto Rico.

Youkilis is the fourth U.S. player out of the event with an injury.

The others are Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia (abdominal injury), Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones (abdominal injury), and Florida Marlins reliever Matt Lindstrom (right rotator cuff strain).

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Former L.A. Laker has his Florida driver's license suspended Former L.A. Laker has his Florida driver's license suspended
2
Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges
3
Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave of absence Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave of absence
4
FCS Game of the Week: Montana at North Dakota State
5
Cornhuskers collide with Hurricanes
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback