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Kevin Youkilis is just about ready to come off of the disabled list, and that means that the Red Sox might have to do some roster juggling. One of the main concerns for many Sox fans has been what the club would decide to do with Will Middlebrooks upon Youkilis' return, as the young third baseman has taken off since being called up. It sounds like Youkilis' return might not mean Middlebrooks is heading back to Pawtucket. CBSSports.com reports that the Red Sox are entertaining the idea of giving Youkilis some time at first base when he returns. If that...
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