MRI on Kevin Youkilis' back negative

Updated: April 30, 2013, 9:41 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

The MRI on Kevin Youkilis' back was "negative," which according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi means there is no new structural damage to an area of his body that has been troublesome for some time.

The 34-year-old third baseman will be given an epidural injection of a painkiller Monday night or Tuesday.

Youkilis also might be headed to the disabled list. That's something the Yankees might be regretting not having done when he first complained of lower back pain and pulled ...

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