MLB Rumors: White Sox’s Todd Frazier On Trading Block; Mets Interested?


July 25, 2016

Todd Frazier’s tenure with the Chicago White Sox could end up being a brief one.

The White Sox are fielding offers for the 30-year-old third baseman — and every other position player on their roster outside shortstop Tim Anderson — The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported Sunday.

Cafardo wrote in his Sunday notes column that Frazier “has emerged as a major power piece” as the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline nears. Cafardo named the New York Mets as a potential suitor for the two-time All-Star.

“The Mets would be an ideal landing spot, but they are reluctant to deal prospects,” Cafardo wrote. “There was some belief the Mets should have pursued Frazier in the offseason, but they declined.”

While Frazier has provided plenty of power this season (28 home runs, good for second in the American League), he has brought little else to the White Sox’s lineup. The former Cincinnati Reds infielder is batting a mere .210 with a .297 on-base percentage and just nine doubles in 96 games.

The White Sox took a sharp nosedive after their promising start to the 2016 campaign. They entered Monday in fourth place in the American League Central and over the weekend chose to suspend star pitcher Chris Sale after a blowup involving throwback uniforms.

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

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