Brent Lillibridge zapped by Red Sox
The Kevin Youkilis trade was lopsided to begin with.
On Monday, the deal swung even more in the White Sox' favor.
In a twist of cruel irony for super utility man Brent Lillibridge — who went to Boston with minor-league pitcher Zach Stewart in the exchange — he was designated for assignment on the same day Youkilis returned to Fenway Park and received a standing ovation during his first trip to the plate.
Lillibridge didn't get much of a chance to play with the White Sox before the June 24 trade and the trend continued with the Red Sox.
In 10 games, Lillibridge batted just 16 times and hit 2 singles. He played right field, center, first base and designated hitter.
If he is not claimed by another team, Lillibridge would likely wind up at Class AAA Pawtucket.
Carl Crawford came off the disabled list Monday and played in his first game of the season with the Red Sox, so a roster move had to be made. Jacoby Ellsbury recently came off the DL for Boston.
"During the time that we had him, he was available to do all those things," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters when asked about Lillibridge's versatility. "Now that it seems Ells is back and ready to go, it just seemed like he could do what we wanted him to do, but it's a thing that we need the least right now."
Stewart is 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA in 4 starts with Pawtucket.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the White Sox became the first team in major-league history to use eight rookie pitchers in a game during their 9-8 win at Kansas City Friday night. The game lasted 14 innings.
Rookie Jose Quintana started for the Sox and Brian Omogrosso, Nate Jones, Leyson Septimo, Jhan Marinez, Hector Santiago, Addison Reed and Dylan Axelrod pitched in relief.
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