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Kevin Youkilis just had to move on

Grit and emotion will be missed, but Red Sox needed room for Will Middlebrooks

Updated: June 25, 2012, 2:36 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- This was the April day after Bobby Valentine had told a TV interviewer that he didn't think Kevin Youkilis was "as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past," words for which Youkilis decided no apology would ever be acceptable.

That same morning, general manager Ben Cherington was told in no uncertain terms that Youkilis was willing to being traded, if that's what the Red Sox wanted to do.

"I just hope," a close friend of Youkilis said that ...

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