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Many people think Kevin Youkilis‘ days as a viable third baseman are over. But several baseball executives appear to disagree. Youkilis “has multiple contract offers on the table,” according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Youkilis is weighing both high-dollar, one-year options and multiyear deals. Youkilis was traded midway through last season from the Red Sox to the White Sox, who declined to pick up his option for the 2013 season. But Chicago reportedly isn’t done considering Youkilis for its third-base needs, and the competition has now increased. The Yankees are said to be looking at Youkilis now that Alex Rodriguez is expected to miss serious time with his latest hip ailment. Youkilis can also still play first base, his more natural position. Youkilis hit just .235 last season but batted .275 against left-handed pitchers, and he continues to be an on-base threat. He had a .336 on-base percentage last year (.386 against lefties).

Report: Yankees Make One-Year, $12 Million Offer to Kevin Youkilis

Red Sox fans might not want to hear it, but the possibility of Kevin Youkilis playing in pinstripes next season is a real one. The Yankees have made a one-year, $12 million offer to Youkilis, according to, as the pressure appears to be mounting for New York to shore up its infield in preparation for 2013. With Alex Rodriguez missing up to six months after undergoing hip surgery...

Yankees targeting Kevin Youkilis

According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, the Yankees are targeting free agent third baseman Kevin Youkilis. The Yankees are in search of a replacement third baseman with A-Rod’s recent hip surgery. Rodriguez is expected to be sidelined 4-6 months after the surgery. The longtime Red Sox player hit .235 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs last year. It would be an awkward site to see...

MLB Rumors: Will Cleveland Indians Sign Kevin Youkilis For Reunion With Terry Francona?

The Cleveland Indians hired Terry Francona to take over a young team with playoff aspirations in 2013. Could the Indians sign Kevin Youkilis as a veteran infielder and reunite him with his former manager with the Boston Red Sox? It may make sense on multiple fronts. Youkilis is the not the same player he was when he and Francona were winning World Series championships in Boston....

Yankees in talks with Youkilis for one-year deal

It wasn't too long ago that Wade Boggs ditched his Boston Red Sox uniform and donned the despised pinstripes of the New York Yankees.  Now there are reports that another famed Boston third baseman could be jumping from the Red Sox Nation into the Yankees Universe. Jack Curry of the Yes Network is reporting on Twitter that the Yankees have spoken with the agent of former Red...

Thursday’s Updates from the Winter Meetings

Today is the final day of the Winter Meetings down in Nashville, and BronxPinstripes will be providing continuing coverage all day, so make sure to check back for updates on news and rumors! Update 10:00 AM: The biggest news so far today revolves around former Yankee enemy Kevin Youkilis. In what has become a shrinking third-baseman market, the Yankees are turning to Youkilis to...

Report: Indians Offer Kevin Youkilis Two-Year Deal Worth $18 Million

Kevin Youkilis has a difficult decision to make. Reports surfaced Thursday stating that the Yankees offered Youkilis a one-year deal worth $12 million. It apparently isn’t the only enticing offer on the table, though, as the Indians have offered Youkilis a two-year deal worth $18 million, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. As Olney points out, Youkilis’ decision is ultimately...

Report: Indians offer Kevin Youkilis $18 million deal

Free agent third baseman Kevin Youkilis is sitting on a fairly lucrative offer from the New York Yankees, one that would net him $12 million for the 2013 season. He has not accepted at this time as he is reportedly also considering an offer from the Cleveland Indians that would pay him $18 million over the course of the next two seasons. Kevin Youkilis’s decision is, at heart,...

Report: Kevin Youkilis, Yankees Talking About One-Year Deal As Alex Rodriguez Misses Time With Hip Injury

Johnny Damon was hard enough to imagine in pinstripes. Dirt dog Kevin Youkilis? That’s even tougher. But it could be happening, as the Yankees are looking for someone to take care of third base while Alex Rodriguez gets hip surgery for the second time in four years. The Yankees announced Monday that Rodriguez will have surgery on his left hip in the coming weeks, with rehab time...

Your Morning Dump... Where the Yankees want Youk

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The final act of Brian Cashman’s dormant week at the winter meetings was to assure the baseball world, through his words and a $12 million contract offer to Kevin Youkilis, that the Yankees were still...

MLB Rumors: Will New York Yankees Sign Yankee Killer Mark Reynolds Or Kevin Youkilis?

The New York Yankees were not thought to have been a team in need of a third baseman, figuring Alex Rodriguez and his massive contract (and even more massive ego) were almost impossible to move. But following the news that A-Rod now needs surgery on his other hip and will miss at least the first month or two or three of the 2013 MLB season, the Yankees are in the market for a player...

Kevin Youkilis Returns to Boston for Youk’s Kids Charity Event Alongside Shawn Thornton, Tuukka Rask (Video)

Kevin Youkilis was back in Boston and doing what he does best on Thursday. No, Youk wasn’t hustling down the line or working the count. Instead, the gritty infielder was giving back to the community by taking part in his annual charity event. Youkilis’ charity, Youk’s Kids, aims to create a community of support, increase awareness and advocate for the health and well-being...
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