The Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn made a major move on Wednesday and landed All-Star Todd Frazier from the Cincinnati Reds in a seven-player trade that also involved the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Reds will receive infielders Jose Peraza and Brandon Dixon and outfielder Scott Schebler from the Dodgers. The White Sox will send pitcher Frankie Montas, infielder Micah Johnson and outfielder Trayce Thompson to the Dodgers.
Todd Frazier is the second significant infield player acquired in the last week for the White Sox, who landed Brett Lawrie from Oakland for a pair of pitching prospects last Wednesday. Frazier will likely push Lawrie from third base to second. Frazier won last summer’s All-Star Home Run Derby in Cincinnati and was an NL All-Star in each of the last two seasons.
“Todd is one of the finer all around third basemen in the league. He is a high-character, smart baseball player who will provide an impact bat in the middle of our order,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “He solidifies us defensively at third base and provides a great presence in our lineup and in the clubhouse.”
Todd Frazier will have a $7.5 million salary next year and can become a free agent after the 2017 season.