Red Sox Notes: Loney, Dodgers, Youkilis, Middlebrooks

Here are some Red Sox-related items as we keep track of the latest news on Kevin Youkilis..

  • Dodgers first baseman James Loney says that he isn't preoccupied with rumors of the club possibly acquiring Youkilis from the Red Sox, writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.  The 28-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the year and said that he hopes to remain with the club.
  • Even though Youkilis hadn’t been told anything about his future yesterday, he seemed resigned to the idea of leaving Boston, writes Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.  However, the veteran wouldn't totally rule out the possibility that he may remain with the club beyond the deadline.  "I’m still here," he said. "I’m not dead."
  • Trading Youkilis to make room for the younger Will Middlebrooks only makes sense for the Red Sox, opines Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.  The 23-year-old has a .331/.368/.592 slash line in 152 plate appearances this season.

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