Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is heading to the Chicago White Sox in a three-team trade involving the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team confirmed Wednesday.
The Dodgers send infielder Jose Peraza, outfielder Scott Schebler and outfielder/infielder Brandon Dixon to Cincinnati in the deal.
Frazier, 29, is the lone Reds player involved in the deal and heading to Chicago.
"First off I'd like to thank the Reds fans for their support over the last five years you guys will always have a special place in my heart," Frazier tweeted.
First off I'd like to thank the Reds fans for their support over the last five years you guys will always have a special place in my heart.— Todd Frazier (@FlavaFraz21) December 16, 2015
Peraza, 22 in April, made his big league debut in 2015, collecting four hits in 22 September at-bats for Los Angeles. He batted a combined .294/.318/.379 with 33 steals between his two Triple-A affiliates last season, according to MLB Prospect watch. He ranks fourth on MLB.com's Dodgers Top 30 prospects.
Schebler, 25, spent most of last season with the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City, where he posted a .241/.322/.410 batting line. He made his Major League debut with 3 homers and 4 RBI in just 19 games for Los Angeles. He's ranked 13th on MLB.com’s Dodgers Top 30 prospects.
Dixon, 23, doesn't rank rank among Los Angeles’ Top 30 prospects, according to MLB.com. In 128 appearances last season for Class A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, he combined to hit .263 with 19 HR, 68 RBI and 26 stolen bases.
Frazier is coming off a 2015 season for the Reds where he batted .255/.309/.498 with 35 homers and 89 RBI. He is a career .257/.321/.463 hitter with 108 homers and 324 RBI.
Todd Frazier: Reds fans meant a lot to me. They treated me like gold. HR Derby was electric. Endless thank yous to Reds fans.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) December 16, 2015
The two-time All-Star became only the second player to win the All-Star Home Run Derby on his home field in July, topping Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson 15-14 with a late surge and on one last perfectly timed swing.
Frazier's under contract for $7.5 million for 2016 and eligible for arbitration next off-season. Frazier's slated for free agency after the 2017 season.
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