UPDATE: Now Reds GM Ben Cherington denies the report. Color me skeptical.
11:34 AM: We heard some rumblings a week or two ago that the Red Sox could conceivably trade Kevin Youkilis. But this sounds like more than mere consideration:
Red Sox are telling teams they definitely intend to trade Youkilis.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) June 1, 2012
Youkilis is hitting .250/.318/.406 in limited play this year. Though he is hitting well — .313./.371/.531 with two homers — since coming off the DL.
When we heard those rumblings, the word was that he needed a couple of weeks of good play to be truly marketable. Well, he’s had them. So I guess now he’ll be marketed.