BOSTON Third baseman Kevin Youkilis will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Pawtucket. Youkilis has been on the disabled list retroactive to April 29 with a low back strain.
Youkilis will begin as the PawSox DH and work his way up to playing in the field.
Hes going to hit at least, said manager Bobby Valentine. Were trying to get him three at-bats tomorrow as the DH. He looked really good taking his ground balls today, moving around, bounce in his steep. Hell start tomorrow and get him enough, whatever its going to take to have him say he feels good. Probably go from DH to playing in the field and seeing some pitches.
Pawtucket begins a four-day series in Durham today against the Rays' affiliate.
The PawSox lead the International League North and have the best record overall at 25-14.
In his 1-on-1 interview with CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam, David Ortiz thanks Yankees fans, ahead of his final series at Yankee Stadium, for the motivation they’ve given him throughout his Red Sox career.
He expressed a similar sentiment in this post on The Players' Tribune website.
The Red Sox can clinch the A.L. East title for the first time since 2013, and do it at the home of their arch rivals, with a victory at Yankee Stadium tonight.
Left-hander David Price (17-8, 3.91) takes the mound with the Red Sox magic number at 1. A Sox win, or a Toronto Blue Jays’ loss to the Baltimore Orioles, will give Boston the division title.
Brock Holt gets the start at third and Andrew Benintendi is in left field against Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa (4-3, 4.30).
The Red Sox (92-64) have the best record in the A.L., just ahead of the Texas Rangers (92-65), who have clinched the A.L. West title.
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Mookie Betts RF
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Brock Holt 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Sandy Leon C
Andrew Benintendi LF
David Price LHP
Brett Gardner LF
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Gary Sanchez DH
Starlin Castro 2B
Chase Headley 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Aaron Hicks RF
Austin Romine C
Tyler Austin 1B
Luis Cessa RHP