MLB Trade Rumors: Indians Showing Interest In Boston’s Kevin Youkilis

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly monitoring Kevin Youkilis during his minor league rehab stint. The veteran Red Sox first and third baseman is having a tumultuous injury-plagued season in Boston, and many suspect he will be put on the trading block as the Sox search for answers. Boston GM Ben Cherington recently stated that Youkilis will get his starting job back at third base as soon as he’s done rehabbing from “lower back discomfort.”

But Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reported that both the Tribe and Philadelphia Phillies are monitoring him:

Crasnick also reports that the Indians have not yet talked to Boston about Youkilis. As Indians fans are well-aware, the lineup could use a right handed bat. Youkilis is a right-handed hitter whose best days are likely behind him, but could improve with a change of scenery. He’s hitting .219 with 2 homers and 9 RBIs in 18 games this season.

  • Acrossthefield11

    He’s an Ohio native (Hardly… does Cincinnati count as Ohio?).  I’d love to see what he could do here if we didn’t have to give anything up.

  • DocZeusX

    The Indians looking to acquire a washed up ex-Red Sox? Seems about right.

  • TeddyRoos

    Unless Boston is ready to pick up 75% of his salary you can forget the Indians picking him up. What this is is the Tribe FO leaking their interest in an actual player to show how much they’re willing to go. Then as they do each and every time they’ll finish just out of the running to another team. This way they get the Pathetic Dealer to publish how they gave it a try and then still won’t have to spend the money. Even if they were interested who would they trade. The players on there two top minor league teams average about 29 years old.

  • TSR3000

    All we would need is Pedro MartineZ, Trot Nixon and a time machine.

  • Jaker

    He’s expensive, past his prime and injured, hopefully it wouldn’t cost the Tribe much to acquire him. Maybe a Cord Phelps for Youk one for one? What would work?

  • cmm13

    Matt LaPorta for the bloody sock straight up?

  • Tomkrs7

    Youkie is ready to go anywhere, as long as, Julie says so! But, where he is there’s not a whole lot of upside for him, the D/L is lurking for him. The Sox will probably have to chip-in some or alot of his bloated contract to his new team for them to take him on their payroll.

  • mgbode

    It worked with Derek Lowe

  • Ritz

    No way do the sox ever make that trade. They would most likely want a bullpen arm.

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  • MrCleaveland

    There’s a big problem with this. When Youklis would come to bat, the fans would shout “Yoooooooooooo.” But Chris Perez would think we’re booing, and he would burst into tears, tear up his fan club newsletter, and run sobbing into the ladies room.

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  • oppie00

    Let’s not forget the Lou Marson “Louuuuuuuuuuuuu” chant, although mine usually tend to turn into boos when realizing him and his .074 batting average are in the game.

  • paulbip

    another washed up player

  • Jaker

    Raffy Perez and Phelps?

  • Jason Hurley

    Lou Marson just bashed you on Twitter.  That’s what you get.