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Kevin Youkilis on 15-day DL

Updated: May 3, 2012, 4:42 AM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Red Sox have placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list because of what manager Bobby Valentine called a lower-back strain, and promoted Will Middlebrooks from Pawtucket to take his place.

Valetine also announced that Josh Beckett will miss his next scheduled start, Saturday against Baltimore, because of stiffness in his right lat muscle and that PawSox pitcher Aaron Cook will take the mound instead. Cook, whose contract called for him to have the ...

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