Kevin Youkilis Trade: Red Sox Trade To White Sox For Zach Stewart, Brent Lillibridge

Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis has been traded to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Zach Stewart, utility player Brent Lillibridge and cash considerations.

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Kevin Youkilis Trade: Boston Red Sox Trade 3B To Chicago White Sox For Zach Stewart, Brent Lillibridge

Kevin Youkilis has been traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Chicago White Sox, according to multiple reports.

Youkilis was sent to Chicago for right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart, Brent Lillibridge and cash (via Sporting News). Stewart is 3-8 with a 5.92 ERA during his MLB career. In his minor league career, Stewart is 18-14 with a 3.07 ERA. He was 1-2 in 2012 for the White Sox with an ERA of 6.00. Lillibridge is a utility player who is only hitting .175 this season with no home runs and two RBI. For his career, he is a .215 hitter with 16 homers and 58 RBI.

Youkilis was struggling this season for Boston, hitting .233 with four homers, 14 walks and 14 RBI. Youkilis is a .286 hitter who is just six walks short of 500 for his career. With Youkilis being traded, only David Ortiz is left from the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series team.

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Kevin Youkilis Trade: Red Sox Close To Trade, Possibly To White Sox, According To Report

Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis probably made his last at-bat for the team in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves. Youkilis received a standing ovation from the crowd at Fenway Park following what was likely his last hit, an RBI triple in the seventh inning. Youkilis was lifted for pinch runner Nick Punto as a precaution.

No trade partner has yet been confirmed, but it is looking more and more like the team might be the Chicago White Sox and not the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a report (via Jon Heyman's Twitter).

Youkilis is hitting .233 on the season with four home runs, 14 walks and 14 RBI. The triple on Sunday was the first of the season for Youkilis and the 16th of his career. For his career, Youkilis hits .286 with 133 home runs, 563 RBI and 494 walks.

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Kevin Youkilis Trade Rumors: Red Sox GM Says 'The Reality Is There's Nothing Going On'

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said there's no fire to the smoke of the rumors that his team is thinking of trading Kevin Youkilis. In fact, Cherington said he's not even taking calls about a trade for Youkilis.

"The reality is there's nothing going on. We've talked to teams about several things. Yeah, teams have called to check in on Youk. That was a while back, right before he went out on his rehab assignment (in mid-May).

"Right now we're just focused on getting Kevin going. He's an important part of the team and we know when he's clicking and feeling good, he makes our lineup tough to pitch to." (via ESPN Boston)

Cherington blamed the rumors on the performance of Will Middlebrooks while Youkilis has been injured or struggling during the final year of his contract.

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Kevin Youkilis Trade Rumors: 'Not An Easy Situation,' Says Boston Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine had a recent conversation with Kevin Youkilis and admitted to WEEI that the swirling trade rumors surrounding Youkilis are difficult for the third baseman to handle.

"Kevin and I basically talked about that yesterday and it's not an easy situation," Valentine said. "It is part of the baseball world. Every team every year basically every month of the season have some designated person where trade rumors swirl around and I feel for Kevin to have to be distracted by them. I feel for him to have to answer questions that no one is able to answer. Whether he's affected by them when he goes out on the field I really couldn't tell you, but I can tell you that his effort and his preparation and his desire is there every second of the day."

In Youkilis, David Ortiz, Will Middlebrooks and Adrian Gonzalez, the Red Sox essentially have four valuable players available at the three positions of first base, third base and designated hitter.

"If you have three spots for four players to fit into there's going to be somebody who's not going to play," Valentine said. "That's a pretty simple fact of the matter. The other guys have been great about it. I've talked to them and they totally understand what the situation is. Youk was in the other day and we talked about third base and first base and how you're going to keep the rhythm. He as well as Adrian, as well as David, and of course Will have all taken the company line and said hey.s whatever's best for the team. It's a tough juggling act, there's no doubt about that."

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MLB Trade Rumors: Pittsburgh Pirates Inquire About Kevin Youkilis

The Pittsburgh Pirates are the latest team said to have interest in Kevin Youkilis.

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