Here’s what we know. Kevin Youkilis has been benched from the Red Sox lineup recently in favor of Will Middlebrooks. Youkilis was taken out of today’s Red Sox-Braves game. Now we know why.
Kevin Youkilis has been traded to the White Sox, according to CBS’ Jon Heyman and will significantly boost their offense over the duo of Brent Morel and Orlando Hudson. Boston gets former top pitching prospect Zach Stewart and utility infielder Brent Lillibridge in the deal.
The White Sox haven’t really had a consistent third baseman in quite some time, and the Dodgers, Indians and Diamondbacks had interest previously.
The Red Sox will also pay $5.5 million of the remaining $8 million of his salary. Youkilis is batting .233/.315/.377 with 14 RBI’s this season.