" BOSTON (CBS) - Prior to the Red Sox’ 9-4 win over the Braves on Sunday, third baseman Kevin Youkilis sat down with WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche for one last time.
Hours later, Youkilis would be traded to the Chicago White Sox, ending weeks of speculation that the three-time All-Star would be dealt.
It had been a tough stretch for Youkilis, who in addition to dealing with his struggles at the plate also had to watch Will Middlebrooks take his job at third.
“It’s not ideal. But it’s one of those things that is part of the job sometimes,” he told Roche from the Boston dugout on Sunday. “Fortunately, like I said, I have a great job. I get paid a lot of money to do my job and there are a lot of people out there that are hurting in life without jobs. It’s not the ideal situation within my job, but it’s still a great job.”
Obviously, hearing his name in trade rumors for weeks and not knowing his future was a bit unsettling "
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