Kevin Youkilis: (Back) Scratched Monday Staff

Update: Youkilis (back) was scratched from the Yankees' lineup Monday in Tampa Bay, the New York Daily News reports.

Recommendation: In his sudden absence, Lyle Overbay will step in and start at first base. Following a 4-for-28 stretch over the last seven games, Youkilis' average has fallen from a lofty .424 to .295, which could continue but should level off before long. Nevertheless, he'll remain sidelined for the time being due to tightness in his lower back.

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