Kevin Youkilis admitted that his mind was racing Monday night while playing third base for the Chicago White Sox for the first time following his trade from Boston.

"Hitting was normal," Youkilis told reporters after going 1-for-4 in a 4-1 loss at Minnesota. "I had to bear down a couple of times and focus while I was out in the field. Once I did that, I actually kind of had fun.

"It wasn't fun that we lost. It was probably one of the things that wasn't easy. But it was just kind of enjoyable to be around new teammates and a new environment."