The fact that the Arizona Diamondbacks have interest in
Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis is not new or
ridiculous, as the team has struggled at the position this
season and could use an upgrade.
However, what the D-backs would be willing to give up to
acquire the veteran is unknown, though we know one player
they won’t move in the deal.
According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox
asked for one of Arizona’s outfielders.
Diamondbacks: They have had interest in Youkilis for some
time, but they declined when the Red Sox asked for
outfielder Gerardo Parra. The talks do not appear to be
dead, according to a major league source.
Parra, who is hitting .267 with six home runs and 22 RBI
this season, won a Gold Glove last year and has proven to
be a valuable member of the team, especially with the
injuries and struggles the team’s outfield has faced this
So it’s understandable that the D-backs have little
interest in giving him up, even if it lands them what
could be an upgrade at third base.
But as the article states, that does not mean a Youk-to-
deal won’t happen, just that if it does it will not