Kevin Youkilis is being pursued by the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Obviously, it is early in the process and other teams have plenty of time to join in the hunt.
Youkilis had a difficult 2012 that saw him fall out of favor with the Boston Red Sox and move at midseason to the Chicago White Sox. Combined, he hit .235 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI.
Those numbers are substantially lower than some of his MVP-quality seasons, but he did get much better once he went to Chicago, hitting 15 of his 19 home runs while with the White Sox.
So let's evaluate his market. Why do the White Sox, Indians and Phillies need Youkilis? How will they use him? How much of an impact could he have on each roster?
The teams will be presented in order from the worst to the best fit.