Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 2/14/13
Kevin Youkilis had his first workout with the New York Yankees Thursday and it didn't take long for the A-Rod questions to to be thrown his way. "I'll never be Alex Rodriguez," the clean-shaven Youkilis said. "He's one of the best hitters of all time.  I can be a good major-league hitter and help this team win." The Yankees new third baseman arrived at the Yankees' spring training camp from Los Angeles without his old facial hair and with a new batting stance. Youkilis batted at a minor league complex and in the main facility where he met with manager Joe Girardi and coaches. The former Red Sox signed a one-year deal with the Yankees in December as a replacement at third for A-Rod — who was expected to be out until at least July while he recovered from hip surgery. Now — with A-Rod's torn labrum being diagnosed as more serious than originally thought and the reports of alleged ties to performance-enhancing drugs hanging over his head — Youkilis' signing could be an importa...
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