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36 Kevin Youkilis 3B
Height/Weight: 6-1/220 | Birthdate: 3/15/1979 | Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: Cincinnati | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $12,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 196.00

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Kevin Youkilis heading to Japan


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/20/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirmed Friday that Kevin Youkilis has agreed to a deal with the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Nikkan Sports first reported the deal. 

Youkilis, 34, hit .219 with two home runs and a .305 OBP last season (all career lows) over 28 games in an injury-plagued campaign with the Yankees. Youkilis has never played 150 games in his 10-year career, and has a career high of 569 at-bats. 

Terms of the deal are unknown. Youkilis has a career .281 average and .382 OBP with 150 home runs. 


Rays express interest in Kevin Youkilis


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) The Rays have expressed interest in free-agent infielder Kevin Youkilis, the Tampa Bay Times reports. However, Youkilis is looking to land with a West Coast team in order to be closer to his home in California, according to a previous report.

Youkilis suffered through injury last season, hitting just .219/.305/.343 with two home runs and eight RBI in 105 at-bats.


Kevin Youkilis looking to play on West Coast


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Free-agent third baseman Kevin Youkilis is looking to play on the West Coast, according to the YES Network. 

Youkilis was contacted by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about a potential return. Youkilis said he appreciated the call, but was hoping to get a deal closer to home in California. Youkilis was limited to 28 games last season due to injury. He hit .219/.305/.343 in 105 at-bats.


Yankees have long list of free agents


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) In addition to second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who were extended qualifying offers, and starting pitcher Phil Hughes, who was not, the Yankees have had several players file for free agency, including starting pitcher Andy Pettitte, designated hitter Travis Hafner, shortstop Brendan Ryan, third baseman Kevin Youkilis, relief pitcher Boone Logan, first baseman Lyle Overbay, relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain and first baseman Mark Reynolds. Pettitte is expected to retire.

Kevin Youkilis a healthy free agent


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Kevin Youkilis missed most of last season with the Yankees due to back surgery, but the third baseman/first baseman is healthy as he enters free agency, according to his agent, the New York Daily News reports Monday. 

"He’s fine," said Joe Bick, Youkilis’ representative. "Had the Yankees made it to the postseason, there’s a pretty good chance he would’ve been ready to play. He shouldn’t have any issues whatsoever going forward. It’s a normal off-season; just try to figure out where he’s playing."

The 34-year-old Youkilis played in just 28 games last season and hit .219 with two homers and eight RBI. He will be 35 prior to spring training. 


Kevin Youkilis making progress


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis was able to perform some hitting drills Friday, and is hoping to play next week, according to LoHud.com.

Youkilis will move his rehab to Tampa next week. He's aiming to return for the last week of the regular season, and play in the playoffs. Youkilis is hitting .219 in 105 at-bats. 


Kevin Youkilis' return in doubt


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis' return is in doubt, according to the Star-Ledger.

Manager Joe Girardi said of Youkilis, Travis Hafner and Zoilo Almonte, Youkilis is the least likely to return. He's been out since June 13 with a back issue. Youkilis is hitting .219/.305/./343 in 105 at-bats. 


Kevin Youkilis still not close to hitting


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis remains "not close" to hitting, The Journal News reports.

Youkilis is doing trunk stabilization work and still hopes to return to the field in September. He has been out since June 13 due to back surgery to repair a herniated disc. He was hitting .219/.305/.343 in 28 games before the injury.


No timetable for Kevin Youkilis


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) There's no timetable for Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis' return, according to the New York Daily News

Youkilis was in the team's clubhouse for Sunday's game, and expressed some doubt about whether he would be able to return this season. "The thing about the back is, there’s no timetables — the surgery, it’s different for everybody in different ways," Youkilis said. "We hope we can play this year but you have to go through all the progressions first and that’s what I’m doing."

Youkilis has been out since June after having surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. He's hitting .219/.305/.343 in 105 at-bats.


Kevin Youkilis still hopeful of return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2013) Yankees injured third baseman Kevin Youkilis joined his teammates Sunday for the home game against the Tigers, MLB.com reports. Coming off back surgery, Youkilis is hopeful of playing again this season. 

Youkilis underwent back surgery June 20 to repair a herniated disc. He was expected to miss 10-12 weeks following surgery. Any return would definitely be considered a long shot at this point.

He was hitting .219/.305/.343 in 105 at-bats at the time of his injury. 


'Definitely chance' Kevin Youkilis returns this season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) told the New York Daily News Monday "there's definitely a chance" he will be back in the New York lineup this season.

"I feel good," Youkilis said before heading to his physical therapist.

Youkilis underwent back surgery June 20 to repair a herniated disc. He was expected to miss 10-12 weeks following surgery.

"He was only allowed to start his rehab work two weeks ago,” agent Joe Bick said. "He came back to New York before the All-Star Game. So far, so good.

"It’s our anticipation that's going to happen,” Bick said of Youkilis suiting up this season again. "That’s what we’re hoping."


Kevin Youkilis moved to 60-day DL


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2013) The Yankees moved third baseman Kevin Youkilis to the 60-day disabled list Sunday to claim Travis Ishikawa off waivers, MLB.com reports. 

Youkilis has undergone back surgery and will need another 8-10 weeks of recovery before he can think about returning to the New York roster. 


Kevin Youkilis undergoes back surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis underwent successful back surgery performed by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles, Calif. Thursday. Youkilis will likely need 10-12 weeks of recovery time. 

Kevin Youkilis out 10-12 weeks


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis will have surgery for a herniated disc in his back, and will miss 10 to 12 weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Youkilis has not played since June 13, and was initially placed on the disabled list with a lumbar strain. He is hitting .219/.305/.343 in 105 at-bats. He'll have surgery Thursday.


GM concerned about Kevin Youkilis


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman expressed concern Monday when talking about Kevin Youkilis' back injury.

"Back issues usually don’t get better," Cashman said, per The Journal News

Youkilis has been sidelined for all but 28 games this season because of his back injury. Cashman added the Yankees went ahead and signed Youkilis this offseason because he passed his physical with flying colors and "comfort level knowing the White Sox offered him a two-year deal and that’s where he just came from."


Kevin Youkilis placed on 15-day disabled list with lumbar strain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2013) The Yankees announced Friday that third baseman Kevin Youkilis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar strain.

Youkilis, who has hit .219/.305/.343 with two home runs in 105 at-bats, missed 30 games with back issues earlier this season, returning May 31. He played 11 of his team's 13 games before returning to the disabled list this time around.


Kevin Youkilis singles in return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) returned after missing one game Tuesday during a loss at Oakland.

Youkilis' back issue was never considered serious and he had no issues during the game. Batting fifth, Youkilis went 1 for 4 with a single and is batting .240.

Youkilis has seen a drop in average since coming off the disabled list in late May and the back issue is likely not helping.


Kevin Youkilis returns to lineup


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) was back in the lineup Tuesday at Oakland. Youkilis took Sunday off with a stiff back and also didn't play on Monday's scheduled off day. 

Youkilis has played seven games in June and has gone 4 for 24 (.167) with no RBI and seven strikeouts. 


Girardi: Youkilis' back 'a little stiff'


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) While Kevin Youkilis said his day off Sunday had nothing to do with his back, Yankees manager Joe Girardi disagreed somewhat, MLB.com reports. 

Girardi said Youkilis' back is "a little stiff" after he slid into first base Saturday. Girardi is hoping that Youkilis will be available to play Tuesday at Oakland. 


Kevin Youkilis not starting Sunday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis did not make an appearance in the starting lineup Sunday in Seattle. Youkilis did appear to tweak his back Saturday, but remained in the game, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. 

There was no word as to whether Youkilis sat Sunday due to the back issue or for rest. Since returning to action May 31 against Boston, Youkilis has gone 5 for 28 (.179) with three doubles, one RBI and nine strikeouts in eight games. 


Kevin Youkilis settling back at hot corner


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis, who returned from the disabled list Friday, will play the field Sunday against Boston for the first time since his injury. He has gone 1 for 7 with a walk, an RBI and five strikeouts in his first two games back from the DL.

"When a guy declares himself healthy you trust that they’re healthy," manager Joe Girardi told ESPN. "He went through a lot of rehab. I don’t expect there to be any problems."

Kevin Youkilis drives in run in return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis returned to the lineup Friday as the team's designated hitter and went 1 for 4 with an RBI against the Red Sox in a 4-1 win.

It was the eighth RBI of the year for Youkilis, who has 68 at-bats after missing more than a month of action. He'll likely be back in the field Saturday.


Kevin Youkilis makes his return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2013) Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis was officially activated and placed in the starting lineup Friday against the Red Sox, his first appearance since April 27. Youkilis has been on the disabled list for more than a month due to a back injury.  

Kevin Youkilis to return from DL Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed after Thursday's game against the Mets that third baseman Kevin Youkilis will return to the team's lineup Friday against the Red Sox.

Youkilis went 1 for 3 with an RBI on Thursday for Double-A Trenton. He last played for the Yankees on April 27.


Kevin Youkilis, Mark Teixeira expected back Friday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) Yankees injured corner infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are both expected to rejoin the big club Friday against the Red Sox, the Newark Star-Ledger reports Wednesday. 

The duo combined to go 0 for 4 during Wednesday's rehab assignment game with Double-A Trenton. Yankees GM Brian Cashman and the players both said they are ready to return. They will play seven innings for Trenton again Thursday first, however. 

"We plan to bring them back Friday … if they are healthy," Cashman added. "Tex needed a full spring training and he is close to that. They both feel strongly about where they are at physically."