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VIDEO: Clean-shaven Kevin Youkilis' new batting stance

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Fresh off the text heard 'round the world, new Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis is now appearing in an MLB.com video with Yankees reporter Jack Curry. In the video, we get to see a beard-free Youkilis discuss his new batting stance -- with his hands moved down, feet widened and swing shortened.

Here it is:

As Youkilis gets older -- he turns 34 in March -- a change was definitely needed coming off a .235/.336/.409 line. The .745 OPS was the worst in his career.

Hat-tip: Big League Stew

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