MLB Trade: Yankees acquire Todd Frazier, David Robertson from White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have traded Todd Frazier

The trade between the Yankees and White Sox works out well for both clubs.

There had been rumors that the Yankees were looking for help in the bullpen and at first base, and they addressed both needs, considering Frazier can play both corner infield positions.

Frazier is rumored to be viewed as a first base project in NY.

The New York Yankees executed a blockbuster trade Tuesday night, acquiring third baseman Todd Frazier along with relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox. Todd Frazier was a healthy scratch tonight and it appears he is one of three White Sox players on the verge of getting dealt. While they had to give up a package of prospects that included prized outfielder Blake Rutherford to get the deal done, NY filled some considerable holes. While the White Sox used him nearly exclusively as a third baseman, he's also capable of playing first base, a position that's confounded the Yankees all year long.

The 30th ranked prospect in all of baseball by MLB.com, Rutherford adds to a growing White Sox farm system that's been stocked with talent since the team chose to go the rebuilding route. "We felt this trade with the Yankees brought back the most quality as opposed to spreading our assets across multiple deals".

Clippard has been scuffling this season, but his two-year, $12.25 million contract is set to expire at the end of the season. He has a 2.70 ERA and 0.960 WHIP in 33.1 innings this year.

"You build relationships with these kids and learn so much about them", he said.

Blake was slashing.281/.342/.391 with two home runs and 30 RBI's for the Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A) in 2017. Kahnle, the smallest name on his way to NY, is also in the midst of a great season, with a 2.50 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 37 games.

Clarkin is ranked 19th in the organization, carrying a 2.61 ERA and 3.60 FIP in High-A as a 22-year old.

With trading Robertson, Kahnle, and Frazier, Hahn is left with Melky Cabrara as a realistic trade piece with very little value for a decent return. While Yankees relievers' overall numbers on the year look pretty good, with a 3.22 FIP (3rd in MLB) and 4.8 fWAR (2nd in MLB), that belies the fact that their had been some struggling as of late. The White Sox added a really interesting prospect in Rutherford and further depth to the farm, which (with 8 of the top 100 on the aforementioned Baseball America list) is clearly now in the running for one of the best in MLB.

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