Kevin Youkilis is among the 10 MLB players most likely to be dealt at the trade deadline, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Heyman rated Youkilis as the 9th-most likely to be moved prior to the deadline in a column posted Thursday.
His presence is causing first baseman extraordinaire Adrian Gonzalez to play the outfield. "This is only a temporary solution," one Red Sox person said. Could Youk be temporary in Boston?
Youkilis has played nine major league seasons, all with the Red Sox. He has twice finished in the top six of AL MVP voting and has made the All-Star team three times.
This season, he is batting just .250 in 26 games with four home runs and 12 RBI. Earlier this season, he was involved in a controversy when manager Bobby Valentine said Youkilis is not as "into the game" as he has been in previous years.