Quick note... just because Kevin Youkilis was a New York Yankees for 3 minutes.
Youk is retiring. According to Pro Star Management, it's over:
15-yr client, Kevin Youkilis, after deep thought about family and health, is calling it a career. Been a great one! Love ya, Youk. #YOOOUUUKYouk did well for a bit, but when he showed up in New York, it was not the best of times. It appeared he was hurt more than he actually played in 2013. In 2014, he played in Japan.
— Pro Star Management (@prostarmgmt) October 30, 2014
Youk has his moments. As Jeff Todd wrote on MLB Trade Rumors: "Youkilis’s excellence at his peak cannot be ignored. He finished third in the AL MVP vote in 2008, and might have won were it not for teammate Dustin Pedroia. He was named to three All-Star teams over his ten MLB seasons."
In the end, from what I have heard, Youk was a good, solid teammate. We wish the guy well here at BYB. Hey, maybe we'll reach out and even try and interview him one day.
Good luck with retirement Youk! It was a good run.
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