First baseman Youkilis, Red Sox agree to 1-year, $3M deal

2/10/2008 - MLB Kevin Youkilis Boston Red Sox + more

BOSTON -- First baseman Kevin Youkilis and the Boston Red Sox agreed Sunday to a $3 million, one-year contract, avoiding a
salary arbitration hearing.

Youkilis had filed for $3.7 million and the Red Sox for
$2,525,000 when the sides exchanged proposed salaries in
arbitration last month. He made $424,500 last season, when he hit
.288 with 16 homers and 83 RBIs.

Boston had previously reached agreements with its other two
players in arbitration, pitchers Javier Lopez ($840,000) and Kyle Snyder ($835,000).