A big trade just went down, involving the Reds, Dodgers, and White Sox. The trade breakdown is as follows:
The Dodgers will get outfielder Trayce Thompson, second baseman Micah Johnson, right hander Frankie Montas
The White Sox will get third baseman Todd Frazier
The Reds will get infielder Jose Peraza, outfielder Scott Schebler, infielder Brandon Dixon
The acquisition of Frazier will give the White Sox a drastically altered infield composition, as he’ll now take over at third base with fellow trade acquisition Brett Lawrie moving over to second base. Frazier, who turns 30 in February, adds a power bat to the middle of Chicago’s lineup to complement fellow right-handed slugger Jose Abreu. The reigning Home Run Derby champion, Frazier has batted a combined .264/.322/.479 with 64 home runs over the past two seasons with the Reds. He’s set to earn $7.5MM in 2016 and can be controlled via the arbitration process for the 2017 season, after which he will be eligible for free agency.