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How did Kevin Youkilis get to the White Sox?

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How did Kevin Youkilis get to the White Sox?

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:

Brent Lillibridge:

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

Zach Stewart:

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

Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Yu Darvish earns first win as a Cub, Reynaldo Lopez earns first win of the season

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Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Yu Darvish earns first win as a Cub, Reynaldo Lopez earns first win of the season

Bill Melton and David Kaplan join Leila Rahimi to discuss the possible fate of where Manny Machado will end up. Plus, they discuss all the firsts: Yu Darvish's first win as a Cub and Reynaldo Lopez's first win of this season.

 

Michael Saunders joins Triple-A Charlotte: A potential addition to White Sox banged-up outfield?

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Michael Saunders joins Triple-A Charlotte: A potential addition to White Sox banged-up outfield?

The White Sox could use some help in the outfield.

Did a reinforcement just join Triple-A Charlotte?

Former Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders signed with the White Sox organization Monday, joining up with Charlotte.

Saunders, 31, has parts of nine major league seasons under his belt. Last year, he split time with the Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies, posting a .202/.256/.344 slash line with six homers and 21 RBIs in 73 games.

The year prior he made his as-of-yet only All-Star appearance, slashing .253/.338/.478 with 24 homers in 140 games with the Jays.

The White Sox currently have both Opening Day corner outfielders on the shelf. Avisail Garcia has been on the disabled list for almost a month with a hamstring strain, and the team announced over the weekend that Garcia's injury is bad enough that it will likely keep him out until late June. Nicky Delmonico suffered a broken bone in his hand during the recently completed series with the Texas Rangers and will miss four to six weeks.

The White Sox have been giving playing time to Adam Engel, Leury Garcia, Daniel Palka and Trayce Thompson. But Engel and Thompson are both batting under .200, while Palka has an on-base percentage under .300.

So perhaps, with his major league experience, Saunders might make an appearance on the South Side sometime this summer.