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KEVIN YOUKILIS RUMORS

Kevin Youkilis: My Message to Red Sox Fans

Seldom in baseball does a player get to say a sincere goodbye to his fan base. For two-time World Series champion Kevin Youkilis, he got to live out his dream in Boston, as well as say goodbye to the fans at Fenway Park on June 24th, 2012. During the game, Youkilis was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Chicago White Sox after having his motivation and health questioned by new...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Catching up with Kevin Youkilis

Baseball is a game defined by its numbers. No way around it. Less than 5.6 percent of high school ballplayers go on to play at the collegiate level. Less than 11 percent get drafted by major league clubs. First-round draft choices have a 66-percent chance of making it to the big leagues. As the rounds get later, you may have guessed that the chances of seeing big-league action get...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis Congratulates Dave Roberts On Landing Dodgers Manager Job

Boston fans will never forget Dave Roberts’ contribution to the 2004 Red Sox, and neither will his teammates. The former Red Sox outfielder, who’s known for his game-changing stolen base in Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series, was named the Los Angeles Dodgers’ head coach Monday. So former teammate Kevin Youkilis took to his new Twitter account to congratulate...
Via NESN.com
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs hire Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis as consultants

The ties between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are almost too obvious to continue mentioning at this point.   The Cubs announced Tuesday they’ve hired former Red Sox sluggers Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis as consultants. Ramirez will serve as a hitting consultant, and Youkilis was hired as a scouting and player development consultant. The move is part of the Cubs...
Via NESN.com
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis retires after 10 seasons in MLB

Kevin Youkilis is calling it a career after 11 years of baseball. The former Boston Red Sox third baseman’s management company announced the news via Twitter on Thursday. Youkilis, who’s 35 years old, spent 10 seasons in Major League Baseball and one in Japan. The three-time All-Star put up a career .281/.382/.478 slash line with 150 home runs. Youkilis also enjoyed a .306 postseason...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis Hopes To Return To ‘Cool Atmosphere’ Of Japanese Baseball

BOSTON — Kevin Youkilis had several options after his contract with the New York Yankees expired at the end of last season. He could stay around Major League Baseball in some capacity, traveling to the same old cities and staying in the same old hotels. Or he could take his family abroad, learn a new culture and discover a new brand of baseball in Japan. For Youkilis, the decision...
Via NESN.com
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: How serious is the beard ban?

New York Yankees: How serious is the beard ban?Beard Ban in full effect It may not be news to you that the New York Yankees have banned the growth of facial hair on the team. This ban came about in 1973 and was started by George Steinbrenner and has been around ever since. Brian Wilson says no to the Yankees and yes to his beard. This is the opposite of their rival team the Boston...
Via isportsweb.com
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Youkilis to play in Japan on $4M, 1-year deal with Rakuten

Kevin Youkilis is leaving the major leagues after an injury plagued season and heading to Japan. The three-time All-Star has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League. "They made it very apparent right from the start they were quite interested in Kevin being there," agent Joe Bick said Friday. A 34-year-old first baseman and third baseman...
Via Associated Press
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Youkilis agrees to $4M, 1-year deal with Rakuten

Kevin Youkilis is leaving the major leagues after an injury plagued season and heading to Japan. The three-time All-Star has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League, agent Joe Bick said Friday. Youkilis, a 34-year-old first baseman and third baseman, will have a $4 million base salary and can earn $1 million bonuses - including some...
Via Associated Press
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Youkilis signs with Japanese team

In 2011, Kevin Youkilis was an All-Star and appeared to be settled into a role as one of the most consistent hitters in baseball. Fast forward two years and now he’ll be playing his baseball overseas. On Friday the 34-year-old Youkilis signed a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan after not seeing any real interest on the major league free agent market this offseason...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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