Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/23/12
Just filling out the lineup card is a chore for Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine these days, considering all of the injuries Boston is currently deadling with. So when Kevin Youkilis returned to the lineup this week, the Sox skipper couldn't have been happier. Valentine discussed Youkilis' importance to the Red Sox during an appearance on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan on Wednesday. He said that he "can't see" the Sox trading the versatile infielder, which comes amidst speculation that the Red Sox could eventually look to shop Youkilis around. Valentine also talked about Adrian Gonzalez's leadership, which has been shown...

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