Maybe they can call up Zach Stewart to be the DH while he's out.
Seriously, ithe whole rush to trade Kevin Youkilis reminds me of the offseason when Willie McGee wanted to play for Boston and Lou Gorman famously asked, "Where would we play him?"
Since the dumping of Kevin Youkilis, there has been about 2 games where he wouldn't have easily slid into the lineup as an injury replacement. As they often say when teams start to run into playing time issues, "These things have a way of working themselves out."
But Cherington once again paniced and sold low on a very valuable asset. So, chalk up another black mark on their system of major league talent evaluation over the past few years. The dumping of Youkilis will end up being as costly as the the contracts given to Cameron and Jenks, just from a different angle.
No it won't.
Youk would've played a couple games at 3B while Middlebrooks was out and then he's back to the bench until Papi hurts himself, then he gets a few games at DH and we're right back to square one. The Youk issue wasn't going to "work itself out" with the aide of a few short-term injuries. That's silly.