Bits: Adrian Gonzalez OF-eligible soon? 

May, 23, 2012

Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis came off the disabled list Tuesday and homered for the team's lone run. However, the bigger story for fantasy is how manager Bobby Valentine fit Youkilis, rookie sensation Will Middlebrooks and regular first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in the lineup. Gonzalez played right field again! If this continues -- and it appears it will -- the added eligibility will be nice, and this is good news for Middlebrooks owners (although the 25 strikeouts versus three walks is not). As for Youkilis, still available in 13 percent of ESPN leagues, go get this established slugger.