BOSTON  — The Boston Red Sox have traded infielder Kevin Youkilis to
the Chicago White Sox for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander
Zach Stewart.

Will Middlebrooks’ emergence in Boston made Youkilis expendable after a
successful 8½-year run with the Red Sox. The versatile All-Star, who can
play both of the corner infield spots, is a career .286 hitter with 133
homers and 563 RBIs.

The AL Central-leading White Sox, who also receive cash in the deal,
have been looking for a third baseman with Brent Morel plagued by back
problems.

The 25-year-old Stewart is 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA in 18 games with the
White Sox this season. Lillibridge, 28, is hitting .175 with two RBIs
and seven stolen bases in 48 games.