On Sunday, the White Sox dealt Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart to Boston for Kevin Youkilis, ending Youkilis' nine-year run with the Red Sox. While Youkilis spent his entire career with one organization, Lillibridge and Stewart are going to their fourth franchise.
Here's how the White Sox acquired the pieces necessary to obtain Youkilis:
To Chicago: Acquired from Atlanta along with Tyler Flowers, Jon Gilmore and Santos Rodriguez for Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan (Dec. 4, 2008)
To Atlanta: Acquired from Pittsburgh along with Mike Gonzalez for Jamie Romak and Adam LaRoche (Jan. 19, 2007)
To Pittsburgh: Drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 MLB Draft
To Chicago: Acquired from Toronto along with Jason Frasor for Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen (July 27, 2011)
To Toronto: Acquired from Cincinnati along with Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Roenicke for Scott Rolen (July 31, 2009)
To Cincinnati: Drafted in the third round of the 2008 MLB Draft
As the White Sox have added young Cuban stars in the making in Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert, Jose Abreu's long-term role on the team has shifted.
The 31-year-old first baseman has been looked at as something of a mentor for the two young Cubans. He seems to be delivering on that so far.
Abreu picked up Moncada from the airport when he first was called up to the White Sox last July. Now he's helping Robert in the batting cage.
The Cuban trio is expected to play a big part of the White Sox future in the coming years.
Robert has already stated his goal of making it to the majors this year to join Abreu and Moncada, but that may be an overly ambitious goal. Either way, plenty of eyes will be on him throughout 2018 as he marches towards the White Sox roster and his Cuban teammates.
On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Tim Anderson opens up about his struggles in 2017 and why he wants White Sox fans "to know the real me."
Anderson dives into his personal tragedy from last season when his best friend was murdered in Alabama.
He talks with Chuck Garfien about the dark days that happened, how counseling helped him, his new leadership role in 2018, if he'll draw more walks this season, "bringing swag to the South Side" with Yoan Moncada and much more.
Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here: