Youkilis out of lineup with back

Updated: September 15, 2009, 10:10 PM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis was out of Tueday's lineup in the team's opener against the Los Angeles Angels with lower back spasms.

During manager Terry Francona's briefing with reporters on Tuesday he revealed Youkils went to Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday with what he thought may be kidney stones.

Instead, it was revealed Youkilis has lower back spasms, possibly tweaking his back in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Rays.

A team source said Youkilis ...

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