Youk has headache after hit by pitch

July, 4, 2011
BOSTON -- Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis experienced a headache after he was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning of Monday’s 9-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.

Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow drilled Youkilis in the back, just below his neck on his right side. Youkilis dropped to the ground and remained on his knees for a moment while team trainer Greg Barajas and manager Terry Francona tended to him. Youkilis walked off the field on his own and was replaced by Yamaico Navarro. It was the ninth time this season Youkilis has been hit by a pitch.

"We got him out of there for precautionary reasons,” Francona said. “He’s got a headache and we’ll evaluate him and see how he’s doing tomorrow.”

Joe McDonald

ESPN Staff Writer



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