Sunday, February 10, 2008
First baseman Youkilis, Red Sox agree to 1-year, $3M deal
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).