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Chicago White Sox Acquire Boston's Kevin Youkilis

The White Sox have reportedly acquired Kevin Youkilis from the Red Sox to take over at third base.

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The Chicago White Sox have acquired third baseman Kevin Youkilis from the Boston Red Sox, according to a source that's spoken with's Rob Bradford. With rumors swirling, the Red Sox intensified their effort to trade the veteran infielder this week and it appears they've found a match in the expected frontrunner.

Youkilis, 33, has been a core part of Boston's lineup for years, but he was supplanted at third base earlier this year by 23-year-old Will Middlebrooks. His numbers have been lackluster, with a .225/.311/.359 line and just four homers, but Chicago's gotten absolutely abysmal production at third base.

According to FanGraphs, Chicago's third basemen have been worth -1.5 wins above replacement this year, the worst mark in baseball by over a win. While it's unclear what they're giving up in the deal, Youkilis should provide a major upgrade as the White Sox go for the division crown.

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