BoSox 1B Youkilis put on 15-day DL

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Boston Red Sox placed first baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, because of a strained oblique muscle on his left side.

Youkilis is batting .393 with six home runs, 20 RBIs and a major league-best .505 on-base percentage. He sat out six games with the injury before the club decided to make the move. Infielder Gil Velazquez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.