The All Star third baseman was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds jerseys on Wednesday as part of a three team, seven player trade that also included the Los Angeles Dodgers jerseys.
Los Angeles received second baseman cheap Micah Johnson jersey, right hander cheap Frankie Montas jersey and outfielder cheap Trayce Thompson jersey from the White Sox jerseys, and Cincinnati got infielders cheap Brandon Dixon jersey and cheap Jose Peraza jersey and outfielder cheap Scott Schebler jersey from the Dodgers jerseys.
The 29 year old Frazier, who won last summer All Star Home Run Derby in Cincinnati, was an NL All Star in each of the last two seasons and hit .255 this year with 43 doubles, 35 homers and 89 RBIs.
pretty excited, he said. got to be truthful with you. I know it the American League. I know it gonna be a little different. It might take a little time to get acclimated. But I just saw the lineup on TV. It kinda put a smile on my face to see the guys we got.
They hope he can help lift a team that finished a disappointing fourth in the AL Central at 76 86 and struggled to score despite the presence of cheap Jose Abreu jersey in the middle of the lineup. The White Sox jerseys ranked 28th in the majors in runs, and their third basemen were 29th in batting average and last in RBIs.
we feel a lot better, White Sox jerseys general manager Rick Hahn said. got a middle cheap authentic jerseys of the order presence, obviously a power hitter with extra base ability as well and someone to help solidify the middle and make it a little tougher to come through here.
His arrival means the White Sox jerseys will go with Brett Lawrie acquired from Oakland last week at second rather than third. Hahn said the White Sox jerseys were talking to Cincinnati about a trade for Frazier when that deal was completed.
gave us an answer at that time at third base should we do nothing else, and we also knew that if we were able to get Todd, Brett had the versatility to help us at second as well, Hahn said.
Frazier a Jersey boy dubbed the ToddFather in Cincinnati had in many ways become the face of Cincinnati franchise after he won the All Star Game Home Run Derby so dramatically in July at Great American Ball Park.
one thing I miss most there is the fans, he said. treated me like gold. Reds jerseys president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty said parting with him was not easy, nor was the call informing him of the deal.
as we set out to get this team back in contention as quickly as we can, we felt this was part of the process to get to this point, Jocketty said.
Frazier Home Run Derby title was the best moment in Cincinnati disappointing season that ended in a 64 98 record and prompted the Reds jerseys to start a full scale rebuilding.
They dealt starting pitchers cheap Johnny Cueto jersey and cheap Mike Leake jersey in July, leaving them with an all rookie rotation. They had a deal in place to ship closer cheap Aroldis Chapman jersey to the Dodgers jerseys this month before an offseason domestic dispute became public, putting the trade on hold.
Jocketty is talking to other teams about Chapman.
not close to anything yet, but we continue to talk to clubs and clubs have expressed interest, he said. don know how to determine when that might happen. The Reds jerseys plan to use Peraza as a second baseman.
The Reds jerseys have tried to trade cheap Brandon Phillips jersey, but his contract has been an issue he is owed $13 million next year and $14 million in 2017.
The 24 year old Thompson, who grew up south of Los Angeles in Rancho Santa Margarita, made his big league debut in August and hit .295 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 44 games. He was an International League All Star this year for Triple A Charlotte. Thompson is a brother of Golden State guard Klay Thompson and a son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson.
Montas, 22, was 0 2 with a 4.80 ERA in two starts and five relief appearances for Chicago last season and 5 5 with a 2.97 ERA in 23 starts at Double A Birmingham.