Kevin Youkilis has hit .219 since his return from the DL. (AP)
“If I get traded, I get traded.”
– Kevin Youkilis, 6/11/12
Spoiler alert: Kevin Youkilis is going to be traded.
Barring a significant injury to Will Middlebrooks, Adrian Gonzalez or David Ortiz while he’s still on the roster, Youkilis will not finish the 2012 season with the Red Sox.
It’s over. He’s been a terrific player for a majority of his career in Boston — back-to-back top six MVP finishes in 2008-09, a career .388 on-base percentage, a .500/.576/.929 line in