PHILADELPHIA -- Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis may rejoin the team Tuesday in Baltimore after playing with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.
"If he feels good after the game, I don't see any reason why not," manager Bobby Valentine said. "It's on him. He wants another couple at-bats, or if he needs anything."
Youkilis (lower back strain) did not play for the PawSox on Sunday and has had three rehab games with them. He's on the disabled list retroactive to April 29. Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox's top prospect, has filled in for Youkilis admirably, hitting .275 with five home runs.
According to reports, Youkilis is drawing interest from other teams by trade.