Youkilis was traded to the White Sox in exchange for pitching prospect Zach Stewart and utility player Brent Lillibridge, according to a White Sox official familiar with the deal.
The Red Sox will also pick up a good portion of the $8 million that Youkilis is owed.
The third baseman bid a teary-eyed farewell to Red Sox fans and tipped his cap, blew kisses and shed a few tears after he was removed for pinch runner Nick Punto in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 9-4 win over Atlanta.
He was mobbed by teammates and even pushed out of the dugout for a curtain call by Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. The Red Sox also played a video tribute to him.
It’s the end of an era in Beantown.