Youkilis Heads to White Sox

White Sox trade away Brent Lillibridge and right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart

Monday, Jun 25, 2012  |  Updated 6:29 AM CDT
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Youkilis Heads to White Sox

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The Red Sox have traded veteran third baseman Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox, Chicago's South Siders have confirmed.

The three-time American League All-Star third baseman was acquired in exchange for infielder Brent Lillibridge and right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart. The White Sox also received a cash payment in the trade.

According to TV station WBZ, Youkilis tipped his helmet, blew a kiss to the crowd before leaving Sunday's game.

Youkilis was a member of Red Sox World Championship teams in 2004 and 2007, the White Sox pointed out in a statement. He ranks among the club’s all-time postseason leaders and is hitting .225 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 41 games this season.

He was on the disabled list in May with lower back tightness.

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