View Full Version : Indians/Phillies scouting Kevin Youkilis

05-21-2012, 06:54 AM

No mention of the Reds scouting him, but I hope they are.

The Indians and Phillies are keeping an eye on Kevin Youkilis as he rehabs from injury, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter)......

Arizona scouting Youkilis too: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/05/cafardo-on-red-sox-dbacks-nats-oswalt-ichiro.html

•The Diamondbacks are now among the teams that may have interest in Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, as GM Kevin Towers is looking to upgrade offensively at the infield corners. The Reds and Giants are also in need of upgrades. Of course, the Sox would have to decide whether Will Middlebrooks can handle the position.

Oswalt not in mid-season form, but looked okay.

•The initial reports on Roy Oswalt’s sessions with Boston and Philadelphia were good, but not great. "Not in midseason form by any means," said one scout. “His fastball was off a tick, but he’ll get that up. He wasn’t throwing too much secondary stuff, but he looked fluid. It probably would take him a few weeks to get ready, but everybody’s going to need pitching a month from now, so it’s a good investment for down the road."

And a tidbit about Suzuki possibly retiring.