Found May 16, 2012 on
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A couple days ago Paul Daugherty of Cincinnati.com wrote a piece wondering if Kevin Youkilis would be a good fit for the Cincinnati Reds. He talks about how the Boston Red Sox third baseman is a native of the city could be the grinding power bat that the team needs. Well today John Fay also of Cincinnati.com has a quote from General Manager Walt Jocketty that killed any chance of this getting off the ground, well for now.
The Reds are not seeking outside help at third base with Scott Rolen on the disabled list.
“No, because Scott’s not going to be out that long,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. “The other thing is I think this is a good opportunity for (Todd) Frazier. It give him an opportunity to play and see what he can do.”
The Reds have had no discussions with the Boston Red Sox, Jocketty said. That shoots down the rumors that the Reds are interested in trading for Kevin Youkilis. (John Fay – Cincinnati.com)
Fay does add that things could change if Rolen would be on the disabled list longer then expected and Frazier struggles.
Right now Frazier doesn’t look to bad. In 2012 he’s batting .270 with two doubles, two triples, a homer and three runs batted in over 37 at-bats. The one negative is his tendency to strikeout, he’s struck out 11 times already.
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According to WEEI, Kevin Youkilis will begin his rehab assignment tomorrow with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Youkilis has been out since April 28th with a strained back.
He will take 3 at bats for the PawSox tomorrow at the DH spot. According to Bobby Valentine, “We’re going to try to get him at least three at-bats as a DH. He looked really good taking his ground balls today, moving...
I asked two general managers Thursday about Kevin Youkilis.
The first said that he would need to see Youkilis play for an extended period before determining whether his team had interest, citing Youkilis' declining offense, defense and health.
The second said he would not claim Youkilis and the approximately $9 million remaining on his contract if the Red Sox released the veteran...
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Will Middlebrooks will be sent back to Pawtucket once Kevin Youkilis returns from injury. Youkilis began his rehab assignment last night in Pawtucket, during which he went 1-2, with a double and a BB.
Many had questioned whether Middlebrooks would retain the starting 3B spot in the Red Sox lineup after Will’s strong start combined with Youkilis’...
Kevin Youkilis looked pretty good in his first rehab start for the Pawtucket Red Sox, and the third baseman's quick return to the lineup would be a positive sign for a Red Sox team that's struggled for them sometimes. However, with Will Middlebrooks playing well in his absence, fans in Red Sox Nation are curious about the future of the club's hot corner and how the team...
Since Kevin Youkilis was placed on the disabled list on May 2, Red Sox fans have had the fortune of seeing Will Middlebrooks step up in his spot with great success. Since Middlebrooks' call-up, many have wondered what will happen upon Youkilis' return from injury. That day may be coming soon. Youkilis took a big step in the right direction on Wednesday with his first minor...
BOSTON -- Kevin Youkilis is making his return to the Sox -- the PawSox that is. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said the team plans to ease the third baseman into the fold by getting him a few at-bats as a designated hitter in Pawtucket, starting on Wednesday. The PawSox will take on the Durham Bulls in Durham, N.C. at 7:05 p.m. "We're going to try to get him at least three...
Will Middlebrooks is heading back down to Pawtucket soon
According to CBS Sports Jon Heyman, Kevin Youkilis will receive his third-base job back when he returns from the 15 day disabled list and rookie sensation Will Middlebrooks will be sent back to Pawtucket.
This is incredibly interesting news considering that Will Middlebrooks has been outstanding. He’s hitting .304/.347/.674...
Bobby Valentine is in a bit of a bind. Kevin Youkilis is currently hitting the comeback trail and after a strong debut in the minors on Wednesday, he appears to be inching closer to reclaiming his spot in the Red Sox lineup as the everyday third baseman. At least, he would if Will Middlebrooks wasn't currently occupying it to considerable success. Since Middlebrooks was called...
Last week, we speculated that the Boston Red Sox could trade third baseman, Kevin Youkilis, once he returns from the Disabled List, because his replacement, Will Middlebrooks, has proven to be ready to play in the Majors.
Today, Buster Olney of ESPN (via Stephen Hewitt of WEEI.com) said that the team will actually “look at possible trade situations for Youkilis as he makes his...
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*Note the 3 wins of the night, all had final scores of 5-4.
Kevin Youkilis: 1-for-2, double, run, walk
Lars Anderson (1B): 1-for-2, 3-run HR,...
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Whether they like it or not (and from the comments you're about to read, they definitely don't) the Red Sox are going to have to make a decision about third base. Youk is coming back and there isn't enough room on the diamond for both he and Will Middlebrooks.
Here's what GM Ben Cherington had to say about...
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Did anyone else laugh out loud at these lines from Nick Cafardo on the Kevin Youkilis/Will Middlebrooks situation:
It should be Valentine’s decision as to whether Youkilis gets his job back, and nobody else’s.
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