After annoucning his retirement in last October, Ex-Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis is reportedly joining Theo Epstein at the Cubs front office. Youkilis, also known as "The Greek God of Walks" thanks to his ability to get on base, was a key player for the Red Sox when Epstein was the General Manager.
Kevin Youkilis is joining the Cubs as a special assistant
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 18, 2015
Drafted in 2001, Youkilis had a career .382 on-base percentage, .281 batting average, 150 homers and 618 RBI. In 2008 he finished third in the American League MVP voting, with a .390 on-base percentage, .312 batting average, 29 homers and 115 RBI. His most valuable and important perfomance with the Red Sox came in the 2007 ALCS against the Cleveland Indians, where he had a .500 batting average with 3 homeruns and 7 RBIs, where he was consecrated as a Boston sports icon. The young Cubs prospects will definetely learn a handful of batting tips from The Greek God of Walks.
Kevin Youkilis will join Jon Lester, Felix Doubront, David Ross and Ryan Dempster as the group of Red Sox players that now are with the Cubs.
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