PHOTO: Kevin Youkilis, a ballplayer in Japan

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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Former Red Sox, White Sox and Yankees first baseman/third baseman Kevin Youkilis is now a member of the Rakuten Golden Eagles, denizens of Japan's Pacific League and recent employer of Masahiro Tanaka.

Of course, it's one thing to contemplate a new reality, and it's something else to be confronted with unassailable evidence of said new reality. On that point, please do regard the following image, which is of Kevin Youkilis, a ballplayer in Japan ...

Change, it happens.

(Wink of CBS eye: @BrianCostaWSJ)

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