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Kevin Youkilis sits Sunday with stiff back

04/28/2013 2:32 PM ET
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis is out of the New York Yankees' lineup because of a bad back, one day after his return from a six-game layoff.

Youkilis played first base and was 0-for-3 with a walk in New York's 5-4 win Saturday against Toronto. Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided not to start him in Sunday's finale of the four-game series.

Girardi says that while Youkilis felt OK Saturday he suspects the infielder is now a ''little stiff.'' Girardi adds that this is a ''little concerning'' because he's said that ''backs can be tricky.''

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