For his former Red Sox teammates, it will be a strange feeling to see Youk wearing different color socks.
“It will always feel like he’s a part of us,” second baseman Dustin Pedroia said Sunday. “He’d been here for a long time; it’s going to be weird seeing him in another uni.”
It’s been three weeks since Youkilis was sent out-of-town, and the third baseman has enjoyed quite a bit of success in Chicago. In 16 games, he is hitting .295 with three homers and 15 RBI. Chicago is 11-5 since making the trade.
But Youk’s success is nothing Pedroia didn’t see coming.
“He’s a great player. We knew it was only a matter of time when he got on the field consistently that he would perform well,” said Pedroia. “It’s tough that he’s doing it in the American League, especially for a team that is in first place. If we get there, we have a chance to play them "
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