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Bob Ryan

Kevin Youkilis deserves his comfortable spot

Third baseman happy with White Sox

Kevin Youkilis cannot say he was shocked — shocked! — to be traded.

He knew and the world knew. He was caught in a squeeze play involving surrounding talent, age, and salary. Adrian Gonzalez was going to be the first baseman. David Ortiz remains the best DH in the world. And The Kid, Will Middlebrooks, had to take over at third.

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