The Cleveland Indians traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired pitching prospect Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in a three-team deal involving nine players.
The Indians obtained center fielder Drew Stubbs from Cincinnati and received Bauer, the No. 3 pick in the 2011 draft, along with right-handers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks.
Cleveland shipped Choo, infielder Jason Donald and about $3.5 million to the Reds, while sending left-handed reliever Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson to Arizona.
The Diamondbacks also received shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius from Cincinnati.
Choo, who has been Cleveland's primary right fielder since 2006, will play center and bat leadoff for Cincinnati. He will be eligible for free agency after the 2013 season.
Youkilis is expected to play third base while Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery. A-Rod plans to have the operation in mid-January and could be sidelined until the All-Star break or beyond.
Youkilis played third base and first base last season for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. He combined to hit a career-low .235 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs.
NHL labor negotiations will resume Wednesday, with mediators rejoining the talks at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the hockey season.
The Canadian Press on Tuesday reported the restart of bargaining between the league and union, citing unidentified people on both sides of the lockout.
U.S. federal mediators Scot Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney are to return to the process. They took part in sessions Nov. 27 and 28 before deciding they couldn't help.
Tuesday marked the 87th day of the lockout.
Colleen Walker, a nine-time winner during a 23-year career on the LPGA Tour, died Tuesday night at her Florida home after her second battle with cancer. She was 56.
Walker played on the LPGA Tour from 1982 to 2004. She had a career-high three victories in 1992 and won her lone major title in 1997 in the du Maurier Classic in Canada. In 1998, she won the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average and finished a career-high fifth on the money list.