Youkilis Back on DL

Anaheim, Calif. (ap) — The New York Yankees placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury .

This is the 14th time the Yankees have used the DL and the second time with Youkilis, who missed 30 games with a lumbar spine sprain before returning to the lineup on May 31.

The three-time All-Star, who signed a one-year, $12 million contract with New York as a free agent on December 14, has played in only 28 games and is batting .219 with two home runs and eight RBIs. It’s the eighth time Youkilis has been on the DL in his 10-year career.