Red Sox slugger Kevin Youkilis was set for more evaluation on his shin ahead of Friday night’s game with the Los Angeles Angels after being cleared of a feared bone break following the teams’ game Thursday night.
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Youkilis was forced to leave Boston’s 4-2 victory over the Angels in the bottom of the second after earlier fouling a ball off his left leg, MLB.com reported Friday.
But Red Sox manager Terry Francona said later scans cleared the cleanup-hitting third baseman of serious injury.
"He was X-rayed and they were negative, which is good. He’ll be re-evaluated [Friday]. He’s pretty sore," he added.