Ex-Red Sox Star Kevin Youkilis Retires After 10 Major League Seasons

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue JaysKevin Youkilis is calling it a career after 11 years of baseball.

The former Boston Red Sox third baseman’s management company announced the news Thursday via Twitter. Youkilis, who’s 35, spent 10 seasons in Major League Baseball and one in Japan.

The three-time All-Star put up a career .281/.382/.478 slash line with 150 home runs. Youkilis also enjoyed a .306 postseason average in four playoff runs with the Red Sox and won two World Series titles with the team in 2004 and 2007.

But Youkilis was plagued by injuries once he entered his 30s. A thumb injury limited him to 102 games in 2010, and it didn’t get much better from there. The Red Sox traded him to the Chicago White Sox in 2012, and he landed a one-year contract with the New York Yankees in 2013. Youkilis only played 28 games with the Yankees, though, after suffering a back injury.

“The Greek God of Walks” took his talents to Japan for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2014, but played in just 21 games before being sidelined by plantar fasciitis.

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