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Bad back forces Youkilis' return to Yankees bench

CBSSports.com wire reports

NEW YORK -- Kevin Youkilis is out of the New York Yankees' lineup because of a bad back, one day after his return from a six-game layoff.

Youkilis played first base and was 0 for 3 with a walk in New York's 5-4 win Saturday against Toronto. Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided not to start him in Sunday's finale of the four-game series.

Girardi said that while Youkilis felt OK on Saturday he suspects the infielder is now a "little stiff." Girardi added that this is a "little concerning" because he has said along that "backs can be tricky."

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