Red Sox, Youkilis agree to deal
The Red Sox locked up another of their young stars to a long-term deal Thursday.
Boston avoided arbitration with Kevin Youkilis, agreeing to a four-year contract with the first baseman worth more than $40 million. The deal includes an option for a fifth year.
The deal announced Friday includes Youkilis' last two years of arbitration eligibility and delays his chance to become a free agent by two years.
Youkilis, 29, enjoyed a breakout season in 2008, hitting .312 with 29 home ...
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