The White Sox have acquired 33-year old righty swinging 3B Kevin Youkilis and a lot of cash from the Red Sox for 28-year old righty swinging 1F/OF Brent Lillibridge and 25-year old righty starter/reliever Zach Stewart. Youkilis played in 41 games for the Red Sox this year and he was 32 of 142 (.225 avg, .670 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 4 homers and 13 RBIs. He has now played in 952 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 959 for 3,348 (.286 avg, .874 OPS) with 594 runs scored, 133 homers, 563 RBIs and 26 stolen bases. Youkilis is a 3-time All-Star who also owns 1 Gold Glove. He is going to fit right in for the White Sox and he will fill their biggest need as Orlando Hudson and Brent Morel gave them no offense out of 3B this year.
Brent Lillibridge is versatilie in the field and he’s really fast, but he just can’t hit. He played in 49 games for the White Sox this year and he was 11 for 63 (.175 avg, .422 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 0 homers, 2 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. Lillibridge played in 256 games in his four years with the Pale Hose and he was 96 for 442 (.217 avg, .653 OPS) with 76 runs scored, 15 homers, 50 RBIs and 28 stolen bases. Zach Stewart pitched in 18 games (1 start) for the White Sox this year and he was 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He gave up a stunning 10 homers in only 30 innings pitched for the White Sox this year! Stewart pitched in 28 games (9 starts) in his two years with the White Sox and he was 3-7 with a 6.14 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP.
I wonder if GM Kenny Williams had a ski mask on when he made this deal, because he stole Kevin Youkilis from the Red Sox.