New York Yankees Acquire David Robertson, Todd Frazier and Tommy Kahnle
Jul 20 2017
After days of speculation that the Boston Red Sox would once again turn to the South side of Chicago to improve their Major League ball club, the Chicago White Soxtraded third baseman Todd Frazier, and reliever Dave Robertson, to the New York Yankees. Frazier, who stood next to Derek Jeter on the field at Yankee Stadium before a 1998 game, was an All-Star with the Reds in 2014 and 2015, and hit 40 homers in his first season with the White Sox a year ago.
That's because David Robertson, who wore No. 30 above his high socks from 2008-14, was traded back to the Yankees late Tuesday night, and "Red Thunder" said it was an "easy" choice to surrender the number back to "Houdini".
The New York Yankees were supposed to be building.
The New York Yankees acquired All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier from the Chicago White Sox. He was traded to the White Sox in 2015.
Along with Clippard, the White Sox got left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin and outfielders Blake Rutherford and Tito Polo.
"I am beyond excited to join the Chicago White Sox organization and will be working hard to become the best person and player I can be", Rutherford posted on his Twitter account while also thanking his friends, family and the Yankees organization.
In exchange for the three players, the Yankees sent over 2016 first round draft pick outfielder Blake Rutherford, the number three prospect in their system. We will take a look at the prospects soon, but first, let's take a look at what the Chicago White Sox gave up. "We felt this trade with the Yankees brought back the most quality as opposed to spreading our assets across multiple deals". He's 4-2 with a 2.70 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 33.1 innings.
Frazier, a former Little League World Series standout from Toms River, N.J., is hitting only.206 this season but has 16 home runs and 44 RBIs. Frazier is a free agent after the season and Robertson will hit the open market after 2018.
The coup of the deal were the additions of Robertson and Kahnle.
Rutherford is a good-looking 20-year-old outfield prospect.