“The Greek God of Walks” is walking away from the game.
Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent said. Youkilis played parts of nine seasons in Boston and was a part of World Series teams in 2004 and ’07. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox in 2012 and then played an injury-shortened year with the New York Yankees before spending last season in Japan.
In his career, Youkilis walked 539 times, a skill that earned him the nickname “Euclis, the Greek God of Walks” in the book “Moneyball.”
Youkilis was a member of three all-star teams and received the 2008 Hank Aaron Award as the best hitter in the A.L.
40 arrested in S.F.
San Francisco police said they made 40 arrests, most for public drunkenness, during the celebrations that followed the Giants’ World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Police were pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse rowdy crowds after the Wednesday night win. Police Chief Greg Suhr said three officers were treated at the hospital for injuries they sustained when they were hit by bottles.
Police have also said two people were shot and another two stabbed in separate incidents, although it was not immediately clear whether they were connected to the revelry.
Suhr said some businesses were tagged, and nine police cars damaged. He did not have a damage estimate.
Alex Rodriguez’s season-long suspension formally ended Thursday.
The New York Yankees reinstated the third baseman from the restricted list.
Rodriguez was suspended by Major League Baseball for violations of the sport’s drug agreement and labor contract.
The three-time A.L. MVP, who turns 40 on July 27, is owed $61 million by the Yankees over the next three seasons.
Clearing the bases
An estimated 23.5 million people watched San Francisco’s 3-2 win over Kansas City in Game 7. The Nielsen company said more people watched the contest than any series game since the 2011 Game 7 between St. Louis and Texas. … San Diego declined right-hander Josh Johnson’s $4 million option for 2015. … Boston signed closer Koji Uehara for two more years. … The Los Angeles Angels exercised their $7 million contract option on closer Huston Street. … St. Louis exercised their 2015 contract option on pitcher John Lackey… Cincinnati exercised Johnny Cueto’s $10 million contract option but decided to let outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan become free agents.
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