No Youkilis in Cincy

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

A couple days ago Paul Daugherty of wrote a piece wondering if Kevin Youkilis would be a good fit for the Cincinnati Reds. He talks about how the Boston Red Sox third baseman is a native of the city could be the grinding power bat that the team needs. Well today John Fay also of has a quote from General Manager Walt Jocketty that killed any chance of this getting off the ground, well for now.

The Reds are not seeking outside help at third base with Scott Rolen on the disabled list.

“No, because Scott’s not going to be out that long,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. “The other thing is I think this is a good opportunity for (Todd) Frazier. It give him an opportunity to play and see what he can do.”

The Reds have had no discussions with the Boston Red Sox, Jocketty said. That shoots down the rumors that the Reds are interested in trading for Kevin Youkilis. (John Fay –

Fay does add that things could change if Rolen would be on the disabled list longer then expected and Frazier struggles.

Right now Frazier doesn’t look to bad. In 2012 he’s batting .270 with two doubles, two triples, a homer and three runs batted in over 37 at-bats. The one negative is his tendency to strikeout, he’s struck out 11 times already.

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