According to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal with Kevin Youkilis. The deal is pending a physical.
The former Red Sox infielder had drawn interest from the Indians before Cleveland signed free agent cornerman Mark Reynolds to a one-year, $6 million deal. Youkilis is expected to serve as the Yankees' starting third baseman in the absence of Alex Rodriguez, who is slated to miss significant time after undergoing hip surgery.
After being traded from the Red Sox to the White Sox on June 24, the 33-year-old Youkilis hit .236 with a .771 OPS and 15 home runs in 344 plate appearances. With the Sox in '12, Youkilis hit .233 with a .692 OPS and four homers in 165 plate appearances.
The White Sox chose to to exercise Youkilis' $13 million club option for '13.
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