Kevin Youkilis back on the DL and will need back surgery for herniated disc. Out presumably for 10-12 weeks according to columnist Johnette Howard for ESPN.com and ESPNNewYork.com.
Yanks GM Brian Cashman just announced Youkilis will have surgery Thurs for herniated disk; out 10-12 weeks minimum
— Johnette Howard (@JohnetteHoward) June 18, 2013
With Youkilis out, Cashman said there are more opportunities for David Adams at 3B. In 75 at bats this season, Adams is only hitting .213 with a couple home runs and 7 RBI's. It's also being said the expectation is Alex Rodriguez will return.