June 5, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (36) doubles to left against the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees Kevin Youkilis Out 10-12 Weeks

And the bad news just keeps coming for the New York Yankees.

Just hours after placing first baseman Mark Teixeira on the disabled list, the New York Yankees announced that third baseman Kevin Youkilis will be out for 10-12 weeks with a herniated disk.

Youk has struggled to stay on the field for the Yankees this season, his first in pinstripes and now with an estimated timetable of return that would stretch into August, more likely September, you can pretty much write off his season.

Per CBS’ Danny Kobler:

Yankees say Youkilis has herniated disk, needs surgery. Out at least 10-12 weeks.

The Youkilis signing will turn out to be a costly one for the Yankees who signed the former longtime Boston Red Sox infielder to a one year, $12 million dollar deal this past offseason.

Youkilis will hit the disabled list with a .219 average, 2 home runs and 8 RBI through 28 games.

It’s a sad fall from grace for the former cult favorite in Boston who hasn’t played over 120 games now since the 2009 season and has looked like a shell of his former self in the process.

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