Free agent corner infielder is “seriously considering” a
one-year $12 million offer from the Yankees that he views as “very legitimate,”
reports Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York.
According to Joe Bick, Kevin Youkilis' agent, the
33-year-old is "seriously considering" an offer from the Yankees that
Bick and his client consider "very legitimate," reportedly an offer
for one year at $12 million.
The Yankees interest in available third baseman increased
significantly when they discovered veteran Alex Rodriguez would require hip
surgery and could miss as much as half of the 2013 season. While Youkilis would
slide in as the team’s regular at the hot corner to start the year, he could
also be used to spell first baseman Mark Teixeira and as a right-handed-hitting
option at designated hitter.
Beyond the Yankees, Youkilis and his agent are also said to
be considering at least one other offer, which Wallace notes could be from the
Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cleveland Indians have also been tied to Youkilis, but
their interest may have declined after signing first baseman Mark Reynolds.
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