First came the curtain call. Then the name plate on his locker was removed.
All signs pointed to the fact that Kevin Youkilis was at least very close to being dealt. Now it's official: Youkilis has been traded to the Chicago White Sox.
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The Red Sox will receive pitcher Zach Stewart and one other player in exchange for Youkilis. The deal won't officially be announced until Sunday's White Sox game is over.
More to come . . .