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  • Braun’s back, Kinsler’s in Detroit and other Jewish Major Leaguers

    March 26, 2014 | 10:33 am

    In the biblical tradition of lingering in the desert en route to the Promised Land, Major League Baseball teams are packing up and embarking on their exodus from Arizona (and Florida) spring training sites to begin the new season.

    Rosters won’t be finalized until this weekend,...

  • Yankees offer Youkilis $12 million

    December 7, 2012 | 11:48 am

    The New York Yankees reportedly offered Jewish free agent Kevin Youkilis a one-year, $12 million contract.

    Youkilis, a three-time All Star for the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the Chicago White Sox in June, was leaning toward accepting the offer, a source told The New York Times.

    The offer would have Youkilis play third base, replacing Alex Rodriguez, who is expected to be sidelined until next June because of hip surgery. The Cleveland Indians are also said to be interested in signing Youkilis, according to the Times.

  • Youkilis traded from Red Sox to White Sox

    June 25, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Kevin Youkilis is changing his Sox: The three-time All-Star was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Chicago White Sox.

    Youkilis, who is Jewish, was sent to the American League Central Division club on Sunday for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, who was...

  • Would Youkilis play on Yom Kippur?

    July 7, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    Kevin Youkilis says he truly doesn’t know what he would do if faced with the same dilemma as Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green.

    What if the Boston Red Sox are scheduled for a post-season game on Yom Kippur, which begins on Friday night, Oct. 7.

    Both Greenberg, the Hall...

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  • Jewish Baseball Star Kevin Youkilis Ejected for Fighting

    August 12, 2009 | 3:24 pm

    From MLB.com:

    A lot had gone on between the Red Sox and Tigers over the past two nights by the time Kevin Youkilis was belted in the back by an 89-mph pitch by Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello in the bottom of the second inning on Tuesday.

    Perhaps spurred on by the tension of the...

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