The New York Yankees have made a one-year, $12-million offer to free-agent Kevin Youkilis, hoping to fill their void at third base, according to MLB.com.
Youkilis, 33, finished last season with the Chicago White Sox after spending his entire career with the Boston Red Sox. He batted a combined .235 with 19 homers and 60 RBIs.
Youkilis would fill the void left by Alex Rodriguez, who is expected to miss most of the first half of 2013 after having a second hip surgery.
The Yankees have spent this winter re-signing their own free agents in closer Mariano Rivera and pitchers Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda. They missed out on catcher Russell Martin, who signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Youkilis, who won a Gold Glove in 2007, can also play first base and provide insurance for Mark Teixeira.