While free agent corner infielder Kevin Youkilis is decided
between offers from the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, it will be “at
least a mild surprise” if he turns down the contract the Bronx Bombers have
extended, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
would be at least a mild surprise if youk doesnt take yankees offer. likes winning, doesnt shy away from limelight.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 8, 2012
Youkilis likes winning and doesn’t “shy away from limelight,”
which Heyman says would make him a fit for New York. The slugger also has
experience playing in the American League East, as he spent a majority of his
professional career with the Boston Red Sox.
New York has expressed significant interest in Youkilis
following word of Alex Rodriguez’s hip injury. The slugger has an offer on the
table from the Yankees of one-year and $12 million. However, the Indians have
reportedly extended Youkilis two years at a total value of approximately $18
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