By midafternoon, the Yankees had decided to put Youkilis on the DL just 14 days after he had returned to action. "I've never had this before," said Youkilis, who was first placed on the DL on April 30 after reporting some stiffness and soreness in his lower back. Youkilis played all 18 innings of the Yankees' 3-2 loss to the Athletics in Oakland on Thursday, and seemed to foretell his injury when he said, "You never know after these games how you wake up the next morning, but hopefully everything's good." Youkilis said he woke up with a tingling, numb feeling, or “dullness,” in his right foot. But he added that after an extremely long and costly game like Thursday’s, the more critical test would come Friday morning when he woke up to see if he had more problems, whether shooting pain or uncomfortable stiffness. He is owed $28 million this season alone, and the accusations surrounding his reported involvement with a South Florida clinic that has been accused of dispensing performance-enhancing drugs have made him into a toxic figure again.