Kevin Youkilis Given His Due by Ben Cherington After Trade to White Sox (Video)

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has had a lot on his plate recently.

Beyond just trying to patch a roster together, given all the injuries the Sox have suffered this year, the Kevin Youkilis trade talk had reached a fever pitch over the last 48 hours or so, creating a bit of an awkward situation for everyone in the organization. Well, that's all been resolved now, and after Youkilis' trade to the White Sox Cherington took some time to talk to the media, venerating Youkilis' effort and contributions to the organization. According to Cherington, the trade was largely motivated by giving manager Bobby Valentine more consistent choices in the lineup, on a day-to-day basis.

Watch the video above for the near-entirety of Cherington's (rather lengthy) press conference.

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