After a day or two of waffling, the deal is agreed upon: Kevin Youkilis— he of the beard, strange batting stance, and nefarious former alliances— will be a Yankee. Youkilis and New York have reached a verbal agreement on a one-year, $12 million contract. That's a lot of money, but consider that Youk ("Yoooouuuuk" is a thing that people at Yankee Stadium might chant now, which is weird) will likely be the Yankees' go-to third baseman for as long as Alex Rodriguez's recovery from hip surgery. With other options drying up, the 33 year-old was the best the Yankees could do in A-Rod's stead. Welcome, old enemy.
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