The Red Sox also sent $5.5 million to cover the remaining $7-plus million on Youkilis’s contract, CBSSports ’s Jon Heyman reported.
“It’s an emotional time for everyone, for Kevin, for his teammates, because Kevin’s been here a long time and has been a great player. He played hard every inning he’s been out there,” Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said after Sunday’s game.
In return, the Red Sox acquired pitcher Zach Stewart and utility infielder Brent Lillibridge.
Stewart, who was most recently with the White Sox Triple-A affiliate, is 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA this season in 30 innings at the major league level. The 25-year-old has also pitched in the Blue Jays and Reds organizations.
Lillibridge, meanwhile, is hitting .175 with two RBI in limited action. The 28-year-old has played at first base, third base, left field and center field this season.
Youkilis started at third base in his final game with the Red Sox, going 2-4. In his last at bat, Youkilis tripled in the seventh inning "
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