Kevin Youkilis has been a great pickup for the White Sox. But today they got their first glimpse at the entirety of the Youksperiance: he’s out with a sore hamstring.
He’s day-to-day, so it doesn’t seem serious. But it’s a reminder that a fact of life with Youkilis is that he’s going to be banged up from time to time.
Giancarlo Stanton will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Tampa. That according to the team’s Tweet to that effect.
Stanton has been on the injured list since April 1 due to a left biceps strain and a left shoulder strain sustained in what Aaron Boone called a “funky swing” at the time. Figure he’ll need a week or so of minor league games to get back to playing speed.
At the time Stanton’s injury seemed to be a catastrophic thing for the team’s chances, but after a sluggish start the Yankees have been on fire for weeks and now sit in first place in the American League East.
Still, getting Stanton back will be a big boost for the New York lineup. He’s hit a few homers in his time, I hear.