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Papelbon, Youkilis sit out vs. Angels

Updated: September 16, 2009, 8:02 PM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN Boston

BOSTON -- As they chase a postseason spot, the Boston Red Sox are dealing with injuries to key players.

Jonathan Papelbon slipped in the bullpen on Tuesday when he was warming up to go into the game. He said he had some tightness in his back and will not be available tonight.

"I'm not just going to push it tonight," he said. "I'll take the day off...it's just tight."

Papelbon's back was wrapped in ice before Wednesday's game against the Angels. Daniel Bard would likely pitch ...

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