Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
The market is quickly expanding for the veteran third baseman.
It has been rumored for some time that the Chicago White Sox want to retain third baseman Kevin Youkilis and that the Cleveland Indians want to steal him away from their division rival, but now several more teams have checked in on the corner infielder, reports Jon Morosi of FOX Sports:
Youkilis, 33, picked things up a bit when he moved from Boston to Chicago in late June, but still had a down year at the plate in 2012, hitting .235/.336/.409 in one hundred twenty-two games. But with such a thin market at third base, the Greek God of Walks could be in for a nice payday wherever he ends up in spite of his declining numbers.
Outside of Youkilis, the biggest names at third base on the free agent market are Placido Polanco, Brandon Inge and Eric Chavez, not names that inspire confidence when looking to make an investment at the hot corner.