Youkilis likely to sit Sunday with sore hip

Youkilis likely to sit Sunday with sore hip

Youkilis likely to sit Sunday with sore hip
BOSTON -- Third baseman Kevin Youkilis was again bothered by his left hip on Saturday, when he was pinch-run for in the Red Sox's 2-0 loss to the Mariners after hitting a seventh-inning double.

Youkilis will likely sit out Sunday in a day game after a night game.

"It's all right," said Youkilis. "It's a little tight and hopefully another night it'll be a little better."

"It's the same hip," said manager Terry Francona. "It got stiff again. We're going to have to check him out again. We don't want it to linger, and I don't think it will as long as we keep an eye on it."

Youkilis' hip became sore Thursday in a 6-2 win over the Orioles, when he tweaked it while sliding into second base during the first inning.

Francona thought Dustin Pedroia may have tweaked something on Saturday, too, but the manager said his second baseman was fine.

"He said he didn't. I thought he did, too," Francona said. "I went out to check on him. He said he was fine."