Major League Baseball roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Youkilis, a three-time All-Star known affectionately as Yoooouuuuk in Boston and "the Greek God of Walks" in the book "Moneyball," announced his retirement Thursday.
The 35-year-old was limited to 21 games in Japan last season due to plantar fasciitis.
Youkilis spent most of his 10-year major-league career in Boston, where he was part of World Series champions in 2004 (as a rookie) and 2007.
The Red Sox re-signed right-hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday.
The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million.
Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will remain with Milwaukee next season after the Brewers exercised a $13 million contact option on Thursday.
The 28-year-old Gallardo posted an 8-11 record with a career-best 3.51 ERA in 192 1/3 innings and 32 starts this past season. The option was part of a five-year, $30 million contract he signed in 2010. Continued...