The Boston Red Sox have traded famous infielder Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart. What a deal! Youks is a .286 career hitter with a .487 slugging percentage. Of course, the main reason he’s changing Sox is he’s hitting .233 this year, after spending most of May on the DL.
The now and again AL Central-leading White Sox, who also received cash in the deal, have been looking for a third baseman with Brent Morel plagued by back problems. And being bad at baseball, he’s been plagued by that too.
ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney is reporting the Red Sox will pick up all but $2 million of what is owed to Youkilis. The Red Sox will pay the White Sox $5.5 million, according to ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine. So the BoSox give up the Greek God of Walks, and $5 million? For Zach Stewart who totally sucks anyway, and Lillibridge, who’s a great fielder but unexciting with the bat.
What a steal! This is one of Kenny Williams’ best deals ever.
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