Kevin Youkilis Starting at Third Base Against Braves While Will Middlebrooks Takes Designated Hitter Spot

Kevin Youkilis Starting at Third Base Against Braves While Will Middlebrooks Takes Designated Hitter SpotHold off on those trade talks, kids. Kevin Youkilis is still here.

A day after declaring that he wasn't dead yet, Youkilis has returned to the Red Sox lineup. He'll be playing third base, and Will Middlebrooks will start at designated hitter on Sunday, NESN's Jenny Dell reports.

It's been an uncertain weekend for Youkilis and the Red Sox, as trade rumors heated up Saturday with reports that Youkilis' departure was imminent. He later said he hadn't been talked to about trade possibilities, but all reports say the Red Sox are still trying to move the Boston veteran.

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