PHOTO: Kevin Youkilis, a ballplayer in Japan

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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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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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