Youkilis seeks Saturday return to Sox's lineup NEW YORK - An upset stomach Friday appeared to be a more persistent nemesis Friday night for Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis than the New York Yankees. Youkilis: 'I'm Definitely Over It' After being traded away from the only professional baseball organization he's ever known, how long would it take Kevin Youkilis to move on emotionally and mentally? Kevin Youkilis Trade Will Kill the Boston Red Sox in July The Boston Red Sox have crept back into contention and now trail the Baltimore Orioles by 1.5 games for the second wild-card position. Boston fans might be excited by the prospect of Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford and Andrew Bailey returning to the prominent roles they were expected to play. Certainly a number of players including starters David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have performed ... Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag The Tribune's Mark Gonzales answers readers' questions about White Sox manager Robin Ventura's communication skills, expectations for Kevin Youkilis and Gordon Beckham's placement in the batting order. Does Robin Ventura speak Spanish? How important of a skill is it for a manager to speak Spanish with so many players for whom Spanish is their first language? Steve Peterson, Eden Prairie, Minn. Kevin Youkilis leaving Red Sox past behind Kevin Youkilis sat in the Chicago White Sox dugout before his first game with his new team, looking relaxed The Pittsburgh Pirates Missed out on Kevin Youkilis The Pittsburgh Pirates were in the running for Kevin Youkilis. But they let the Chicago White Sox have him without topping a low-ball bid. Almost any random reliever or legitimate pitching prospect (NOT Taillon, Cole, or Heredia) would have been better than the pitcher Chicago offered. And Brent Lillibridge is a replacement caliber utilityman that even the Pirates didn't want to keep, years ago ... Red Sox Fan Reaction: Kevin Youkilis Traded to Chicago White Sox When Kevin Youkilis hit an RBI triple in the bottom of the 7th inning in a 9-4 Boston Red Sox win over the Atlanta Braves, he was replaced for pinch-runner Nick Punto by manager Bobby Valentine. Coming off the field, "Youk" tipped his cap to the Boston fans, and seconds later came out of the dugout for a curtain call. There was no trade announcement, but considering the trade rumors swirling ... Kevin Youkilis Trade Joke By Obama Ignites Controversy, Boos From Sox Fans A Kevin Youkilis joke by President Barack Obama elicited boos from a Boston crowd during a campaign speech Monday. 10 Degrees: Kevin Youkilis deal opens what could be a fascinating trade season You have to hand it to the Red Sox, who with typical dramatic flair opened what should be an interesting '12 MLB swap meet. Kevin Youkilis has something to prove MINNEAPOLIS - You couldn't have blamed Kevin Youkilis if he wanted a little time to collect himself. But baseball...
Key Words: Kevin Youkilis