Kevin Youkilis could be headed to the Chicago Whitesox
Until he is actually dealt, Boston 3B Kevin Youkilis will be in the subject of all of a whole lot of talk.
The latest reports have him headed to Chicago to join a White Sox team that is looking for a band-aid to patch up Brent Morel’s absence.
Morel is going to be rehabbing for sometime according to the Chicago Sun Times and the Sox are apparently not completely sold on Orlando Hudson who was cut by the Padres.
Hudson is batting under .200 and has not done well transitioning from 2B to 3B.
A Youkilis push seems to make sense but until he is in their clubhouse White Sox manager Robin Ventura is not interested in discussing the matter with any great detail.
‘‘You hear trade rumors and guys will talk about stuff, but it’s just like when you were a player,’’ White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. ‘‘You can’t react to them or respond to them unless they come true. For me, there’s no sense looking at them unless they become true.’’
Ventura may not be interested in discussing the matter but the word is that his club is currently internally finishing up the pros and cons to such a situation. If the Red Sox are willing to absorb a chunk of Kevin’s contract and they don’t have to deal a pitcher, this could be a wrap before mid-week.
If the White Sox don’t work out expect to hear talk about the Dodgers and/or the Indians heat up next.