The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox have made a baseball trade.
On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox traded third baseman Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Brent Lilibridge and right handed pitcher Zach Stewart.
Youkilis might be on the downside of his career, but has hit as many as 29 home runs and recorded as many as 115 runs batted in over a season.
This season however, the three-time Gold Glove winner had struggled, as he was only batting .225 with four home runs and 13 runs batted in.
It’s interesting because even though the White Sox are in first place in the American League Central and the Red Sox are in fourth place in the American League East, Chicago and Boston have identical records of 38-34.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays lost 9-0 Miami on Sunday and fell to 37-35 on the year. Heading into a big three game series this week in Boston at Fenway Park, the Blue Jays are still in playoff contention as they are only 2.5 games back of the Tampa Bay Rays for the wildcard. They will however continue to struggle if their pitching staff has injury woes.