Kevin Youkilis Injury: Red Sox First Baseman Leaves Game With Quad Contusion

According to Buster Olney from ESPN, Kevin Youkilis has been removed from Saturday's game against the Yankees with a quad contusion.

Youk was 0-1 with a run scored before being removed. The 33 year old is having a rough start to the 2012 season. He was batting .195 coming in to Saturday's contest, with one home run and five runs batted in. He's swinging and missing at 8.9 percent of pitches seen, which is the highest percentage of his career. Not surprisingly, he's striking out at the highest rate ever. There is a silver lining, however. His low BABIP of .259 – nearly 70 points below his career average – suggests he's experienced a little bad luck.

The Red Sox lead the Yankees by a score of 9-0 in the sixth inning.

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