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A Will and a way out for Youk

Kevin Youkilis has helped heir apparent Middlebrooks but just wants to play

Updated: June 24, 2012, 2:54 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The prospect of being traded from the only organization he's known in his professional career doesn't seem to bother Red Sox veteran Kevin Youkilis at this point.

He simply wants to play baseball every day.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has stripped Youkilis of his playing time lately, mainly because Will Middlebrooks has been on a tear both offensively and defensively ever since the rookie was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on May 5 while Youkilis was on the disabled ...

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