Originally Posted by SCCWS
The question is why was he worn down. He was not playing in Boston becuase of a "few nagging injuries". So the Red Sox call up Middlebrooks who exploded his first month and Youk got shipped out.
The question now is--- Is Youk healthy or still worn down.
The theory is playing 3b wears him down. Maybe he gets a little stronger in the offseason and he can be OK.
I think a personal trainer would help him out.
I am sure one of the biggest reasons the Sox want him back is because he will only cost money and not prospects. Even ifthey sign him, he is probably a one or two year answer at best at 3B.