The Indians have been in consistent contact with the agent for Kevin Youkilis. Francona, based on his success with Boston from 2004 to '11, has opened doors for the Indians when it comes to dealing with agents and free agents. He has been working the recruiting phones.
One exec said White Sox & Phillies are the most aggressive in pursuit of third baseman. Here's a look at Sox options. http://bit.ly/SEmqmd