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Thursday June 13th 2024


How Will Returns of Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis Impact Yankees’ Flat Lineup?


Losers of five in a row, including four to the woeful Mets, the return of Kevin Youkilis and Mark Teixeira to the Yankees lineup on Friday couldn't have come at a better time as they get ready for a big three-game series against the first-place Red Sox. The corner infield duo will be stepping in for Lyle Overbay and David Adams, who have each come up with some big hits but also have .289 and .264 on-base percentages, respectively.

Role players such as Adams and Overbay can be essential to championship teams, but if they're being counted on in starting roles for too long, their effectiveness eventually wears off and they come crashing back down to earth.

In fairness to Overbay, he's been fairly ...

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