Yankees' Youkilis to undergo surgery, Teixeira to disabled list

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Third baseman Kevin Youkilis will undergo back surgery and first baseman Mark Teixeira has been put on the disabled list, the New York Yankees said Tuesday.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Boston 1

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- CC Sabathia turned in a solid outing Friday and the New York Yankees welcomed back two key players in a 4-1 decision over Boston.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Toronto 3 (11 innings)

TORONTO, April 20 (UPI) -- Pitcher Aaron Loup's 11th-inning error on Ichiro Suzuki's sacrifice bunt allowed two runs to score Saturday, giving the New York Yankees a 5-3 win over Toronto.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Baltimore 2

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- A fly ball by Vernon Wells was misplayed into a three-run error by Baltimore's Adam Jones Friday, giving the New York Yankees a 5-2 win over the Orioles.
MLB suspends Indians' pitcher Carrasco 8 games for throwing at batter

MLB suspends Indians' pitcher Carrasco 8 games for throwing at batter

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball said Friday it has suspended Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco for eight games for intentionally throwing at a batter.

MLB: New York Yankees 14, Cleveland 1

CLEVELAND, April 9 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano homered among his four hits Tuesday, providing five RBI for the New York Yankees in their 14-1 rout of Cleveland.

MLB: New York Yankees 7, Detroit 0

DETROIT, April 7 (UPI) -- CC Sabathia allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday and the New York Yankees avoided a sweep with a 7-0 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 8, New York Yankees 3

DETROIT, April 5 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder hit two home runs, driving in five runs Friday, in the Detroit Tigers' 8-3 win over the New York Yankees.
Youkilis signs with Yankees

Youkilis signs with Yankees

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Infielder Kevin Youkilis had signed a one-year contract with the New York Yankees, the American League team said Friday.
Reports: Yankees sign Kevin Youkilis

Reports: Yankees sign Kevin Youkilis

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees have agreed to sign former Boston Red Sox nemesis Kevin Youkilis, The New York Times and New York Daily News reported Tuesday.
White Sox sign Keppinger

White Sox sign Keppinger

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Jeff Keppinger officially signed a three-year deal Monday with the Chicago White Sox where he is expected to play third base.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3, Tampa Bay 1

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Alex Rios hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth Friday and Chicago's bull pen gave up one hit in four innings to give the White Sox a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 9, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo each homered in the sixth inning Sunday, igniting a six-run rally that powered the Chicago White Sox over Minnesota 9-2.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 0

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Chris Sale gave up just three hits in a six-inning effort Friday that sent the Chicago White Sox to a 6-0 blanking of Minnesota.

MLB: Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 6

CHICAGO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder's three-run homer helped Detroit build a big lead Wednesday and the Tigers survived a late comeback to down the Chicago White Sox 8-6.
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Kevin Youkilis
Boston Red Sox's Kevin Youkilis (20) makes it to second base before the throw to Florida Marlins' second baseman Dan Uggla on a double in the eighth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on June 16, 2009. The Red Sox defeated the Marlins 8-2. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)

Kevin Edmund Youkilis ( /ˈjuːkəlɪs/; born March 15, 1979), also known as "Youk" ( /ˈjuːk/), is an American professional baseball player with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he was drafted by the Red Sox in 2001 after playing college baseball at the University of Cincinnati.

Known for his ability to get on base, Youkilis (while still a minor leaguer) was nicknamed "The Greek God of Walks" in the best-selling book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. A Gold Glove Award-winning first baseman, he once held baseball's record for most consecutive errorless games at first base (later broken by Casey Kotchman). He is also a two-time MLB All-Star, two-time World Series Champion, and winner of the 2008 Hank Aaron Award.

An intense performer on the playing field, Youkilis is known for his scrappiness, grittiness, dirt-stained jerseys, and home-plate collisions. He has excelled despite a physique that led many observers to underestimate his athletic ability: he was called "roly-poly" by his high school coach, "pudgy" by his college coach, a "fat kid" by general manager Billy Beane, and a "thicker-bodied guy" by the Red Sox scout who recruited him. Or, as Jackie MacMullan wrote for the Boston Globe: "He does not look like an MVP candidate; more a refrigerator repairman, a butcher, the man selling hammers behind the counter at the True Value hardware store." Youkilis was named to the Sporting News' list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, ranking No. 36 on the list in 2009, No. 38 in 2010, and No. 35 in 2011.

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