P/cloudy
59°
P/cloudy
Hi 77° | Lo 49°

Youkilis agrees to one-year, $4 million deal with Rakuten

Kevin Youkilis is leaving the major leagues after an injury-plagued season and heading to Japan.

The three-time All-Star has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League, agent Joe Bick said yesterday.

Youkilis, a 34-year-old first baseman and third baseman, will have a $4 million base salary and can earn $1 million bonuses – including some based on walks, a provision not allowed in major league contracts.

After nine seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Youkilis signed a $12 million, one-year deal with the New York Yankees. But a back injury limited him to 28 games, and his season ended June 13.

There are no comments yet. Be the first!
Post a Comment

You must be registered to comment on stories. Click here to register.