While the Boston Red Sox have reportedly made it known that they are shopping third baseman Kevin Youkilis, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have a need to fill at third base, according to Steve Gilbert, a baseball source has indicated that the two teams have not had any talks about a trade.
While Boston has had interest in left-hander Joe Saunders for some time and that could be a reasonable trade, the financials might come into play. Youkilis has a $12 million salary this season and a $13 million team option for 2013. That option has a $1 million buyout.
Accoring to Gilbert, while the team has been willing to stretch their budget for a trade to stay competitive, "the price tag for Youkilis might be too steep."
Regardless of the report, these rumors will likely to continue to swirl.
Get more Diamondbacks coverage over at AZ Snakepit.
For the latest AZ sports, follow us on Twitter @SBNArizona and "Like" us on Facebook.