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Red Sox Deny Intention to Trade Infielder Youkilis, WEEI Says

June 2 (Bloomberg) -- Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington denied a report that the team is shopping around Kevin Youkilis, WEEI sports radio reported.

“That’s inaccurate,” Cherington said in an e-mail to the station. “Some teams have checked in on him. We haven’t told any teams we plan to trade him.” reported yesterday, without citing the source of its information, that Red Sox officials have told opponents that they would like to trade for a pitcher.

Youkilis, 33, has been in 27 games this season while rotating playing time with Adrian Gonzalez and Will Middlebrooks. He has a .250 batting average with four home runs and 12 runs batted in. Youkilis won World Series titles with Boston in 2004 and 2007 and has spent his entire nine-year major league career with the team.

Boston is in last place in the American League East with a 27-25 record, three games behind division leader Tampa Bay.

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