Youkilis has been on the DL since Aug. 18 with a lower-back strain and completed a two-game minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. He went 2-for-8, hitting a home run in his final at-bat.
Youkilis participated in batting practice on Thursday and said he’s feeling good and ready to go.
“As good as I can be for September,” he said. “I’m good to go.”
Youkilis is hitting .266 with 17 homers and 78 RBIs this season.