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When the Chicago White Sox traded for Kevin Youkilis on June 24th, the team was just four games above .500, and was clinging to a half game lead in the AL Central over the Cleveland Indians. Since picking the veteran up from the Boston Red Sox, the ChiSox are 29-21, and their lead in the division is up to two games (over the Tigers as opposed to the Indians, who have collapsed in spectacular fashion). The White Sox made some other tweaks to their team before the trade deadline, including picking up veteran reliever Brett Myers from the Astros and talented yet inconsistent satrter Francisco Liriano from their division rival Minnesota Twins. But there may have been no more important deal for the team this year than acquiring Youkilis. Since being dealt to Chicago, Youkilis has performed admirably while dealing with injuries, yet still below his career norms. He's hitting .235/.349/.444, in comparison to his career line of .285/.387/.486. But for the White Sox, that stat lin...
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