Ever since Will Middlebrooks arrived on the scene Kevin Youkilis' future in Boston has been up in the air.
With the Arizona Diamondbacks in the market for a third baseman, the team has reportedly kicked the tires of the 33-year-old veteran.
Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reported that after taking a few looks at Youkilis, D-Backs GM Kevin Towers is hesitant to pull the trigger on a deal. The Red Sox's asking price is reportedly very high at the moment for their veteran third baseman.
Theyre trying to make it look like hes the Youkilis of five years ago instead of the Youkilis of today, one source said. Boston has asked for gold glove outfielder Gerardo Parra to be included in any package. The Diamondbacks are not currently interested in parting with the 25-year-old outfielder.
Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.
Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.
In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:
Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal.
Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016.
The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.
More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.