Reds trade Todd Frazier


- Three-team, 7-player deal with White Sox, Dodgers

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 16: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds poses during Photo Day on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Todd Frazier


Andrew Seligman

AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier was dealt from the Cincinnati Reds to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday as part of a three-team, seven-player trade that also included the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Los Angeles received second baseman Micah Johnson, right-hander Frankie Montas and outfielder Trayce Thompson from the White Sox, and Cincinnati got infielders Brandon Dixon and Jose Peraza and outfielder Scott Schebler from the Dodgers.

The 29-year-old Frazier, who won last summer’s 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.

Frazier has a $7.5 million salary next year and can become a free agent after the 2017 season.

The move gives the White Sox a run producer and solid defensive third baseman who had grown into a clubhouse leader in Cincinnati. Frazier had in many ways become the face of Cincinnati’s franchise — even more popular than Joey Votto — after he won the home run derby so dramatically in July.

It turned out to be the best moment in Cincinnati’s disappointing season that ended in a 64-98 record and prompted the Reds to star a full-scale rebuilding. They dealt starting pitchers Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake in July, leaving them with an all-rookie rotation. They had a deal in place to ship closer Aroldis Chapman to the Dodgers this month before an offseason domestic dispute became public, putting the deal on hold.

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AP Sports Writer Joe Kay in Cincinnati contributed to this report.

GOODYEAR, AZ – FEBRUARY 16: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds poses during Photo Day on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Todd Frazier
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Todd-Frazier-cmyk.jpgGOODYEAR, AZ – FEBRUARY 16: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds poses during Photo Day on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Todd Frazier
– Three-team, 7-player deal with White Sox, Dodgers
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