Youkilis will not travel with Sox to Kansas City

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Youkilis will not travel with Sox to Kansas City

BOSTON Third baseman Kevin Youkilis, on the disabled list retroactive to April 29 with a low back strain, will stay behind when the team travels to Kansas City for a three-game series beginning Monday and start a walking program, manager Bobby Valentine said.

"Probably backward and forward and getting into the healthy movement thats needed," Valentine said. "Hes progressing.

Its tough to put the clock on an injury. When Youks ready hell definitely let us know.

Left-hander Rich Hill has pitched 2 23 innings over three games since coming back on April 27 from Tommy John surgery in June.

Hes still getting his legs underneath him, Valentine said. He hasnt quite made the pitches that he feels he can make. His breaking ball is stillit was left inside to a left-handed hitter the other night. He got a pop-up to left and it was still good that we got the results. But its not quite coming out of his hand the way he wants it to. It will soon once he can relax in that role.

The addition of left-hander Andrew Miller gives Valentine three lefties in the bullpen, with Hill and Franklin Morales.

Well see what teams were facing and how it could match up better, Valentine said, of how eh will use them. Its not like this was a designed plan. Andrew was the guy to come up because we had a vacancy and he was ready to come. I like left-handers who are good and I like right-handers who are good, too.

The Orioles go for the three-game sweep this afternoon. They have not swept a three-game set at Fenway Park since June 10-12, 1994.

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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:

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

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.