New York Yankees sign Kevin Youkilis

  • The New York Yankees announced the signing of infielder Kevin Youkilis to a one-year contract on Friday.

    No financial terms were disclosed. However, earlier media reports suggest the deal is worth $12 million.

    Youkilis is expected to fill in at third base for Alex Rodriguez, who will miss the start of the upcoming season due to a recent hip surgery.

    The 33-year-old will split 2012 with the Red Sox and White Sox.

    In 122 combined games, Youkilis batted .235 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI.

    A three-time All- Star, Youkilis is a career .283 hitter who has hit 148 homers, driven in 610 runs and drawn 531 walks.