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Kevin Youkilis Traded: Red Sox Fans Give 3B Fenway Sendoff (VIDEO)

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Kevin Youkilis gets his farewell moment from Red Sox fans. He was traded to the White Sox on June 24, 2012.
Kevin Youkilis gets his farewell moment from Red Sox fans. He was traded to the White Sox on June 24, 2012.

After weeks of trade rumors surrounding Kevin Youkilis, the star utility infielder's Sox are finally changing colors.

The Chicago White Sox acquired Youkilis on Sunday in a trade with Boston in exchange for another utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart. But the three-time All-Star didn't pack his bags before getting an emotional farewell from Red Sox fans who cheered him for eight seasons.

After being held out of the lineup for the previous four games by manager Bobby Valentine, Youkilis started against the visiting Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The 33-year-old got a standing ovation before his first at-bat, in which he reached on an infield single to the pitcher. In his last at-bat in a Red Sox uniform, Youkilis legged out a triple. He was then taken out of the game for Nick Punto and was given an even bigger standing ovation.

After heading into the dugout, Youkilis popped out for a final curtain call as the Fenway fans serenaded him with the "Yoooouk" chant.

Youkilis played both corners of the infield for Boston and was a member of the world champion clubs in 2004 (as a rookie) and 2007 (largely playing at first). With his signature batting stance, he hit 133 homers with a career batting average of .286.

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