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Kevin Youkilis trade not believed imminent

Jun 24, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

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It’s well past noon and we haven’t checked in on the Kevin Youkilis rumor mill. Time to rectify that.’s Sean McAdam has the goods:

Five teams — the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves and a fifth unidentified team — are evolving.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks, a second source revealed, while once involved in talks for the infielder, are no longer part of the mix.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted┬álate Saturday night that the Dodgers were only engaging in “minimal contact” with the Boston front office. He also called the Indians a “longshot.” So we might be able to go ahead and rule out those two teams as well.

Youkilis is in the Red Sox starting lineup on Sunday against the Braves, batting sixth and playing third base. Will Middlebrooks — the sudden star who has rendered Youk expendable — is serving as Boston’s DH.

  1. jeffhink - Jun 24, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Ah, the Mystery Team is preparing to surprise us all once again.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      The Pale Hose got him.

  2. pisano - Jun 24, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Don’t kid yourself, he’s on his way out, it’s just a matter of who the Sox can get the best deal from. It’s baseball, he’s being replaced by a younger cheaper version of what he used to be. I personally think Youk was a gamer, being a Yankee fan, he was the last guy I’d want to see up with the game on the line because he’d grind you and wold usually come through. Wherever he winds up I’m sure he’ll bounce back, good luck to him.

    • pisano - Jun 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM

      error… would

    • xavier46 - Jun 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      well said, sir.

  3. yournuts - Jun 24, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Personally I think the red sox are making a mistake with yuk.

  4. papalurchdxb - Jun 24, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    well, leaving or no, he got a standing ‘O’ before his first AB today just in case. Good to see.

  5. Old Gator - Jun 24, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    No praying mantis is ever going to land on the dugout railing in front of that face.

  6. sabatimus - Jun 24, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    This is what happens when you don’t use primary sources for your information. If I didn’t use primary sources high school, college, or whatever, I’d get crappy grades. I guess journalism school doesn’t care.

  7. buffalomafia - Jun 24, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Again! The Braves need a Third baseman!

    • teaspoon1731 - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:09 PM

      I was thinking earlier that may be part of the stall in this imminent trade, since they’re in the middle of a series. It would seem odd for him to go to the team his playing against.

  8. SteelyMcBeam6 - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    It looks like he’s been traded. I’m watching the sox/braves game. Youk hit a RBI triple then was taken out of the game. Bobby V and a few of the players left the dugout to hug him as he left the field. Crowd gave him an ovation and youk took a step out of the dugout and acknowledged the crowd. Seems the team and youk knew something We don’t yet.

  9. drewzducks - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Not imminent as in not traded to the White Sox ? Oops

  10. randygnyc - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Traded red for white colored sox.

  11. stairwayto7 - Jun 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Just traded to White sux!

  12. drewzducks - Jun 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Zach Stewart

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