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Todd Frazier | Third Baseman | #29

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/12/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rutgers
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CIN
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Todd Frazier (hand) is in the Yankees' lineup Thursday against the Mariners.
Frazier took a pitch off his right hand Wednesday in his Yankees debut but is good to go for Thursday night's series opener. He's starting at third base and batting seventh against Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez. Chase Headley is handling first base. Jul 20 - 7:35 PM

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Todd Frazier (hand) is expected to be in the Yankees' lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Mariners.

Frazier was hit by a pitch on the right hand near the end of Wednesday's loss to the Twins while making his Yankees debut as a pinch-hitter. He was able to stay in the game, though, and should be ready to roll against Seattle on Thursday.
Jul 19 - 5:24 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Todd Frazier would be the everyday third baseman moving forward.

Frazier -- acquired from the White Sox on Tuesday -- has experience at both third base and first base, but he will be manning the hot corner in New York. Girardi said that Chase Headley would be going through a "crash course" at first base as the team looks to integrate its newest offensive toy.
Jul 19 - 4:35 PM

Yankees acquired 3B/1B Todd Frazier, RHP David Robertson, and RHP Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox for OF Blake Rutherford, LHP Ian Clarkin, OF Tito Polo, and RHP Tyler Clippard.

Word of the seven-player blockbuster was first reported by Bruce Levine of WSCR and 670 The Score. Frazier has struggled to a .207/.328/.432 batting line in 81 games this season, but he's slugged 91 homers over the last two-and-a-half years and he can play both third base and first base for New York. The 31-year-old is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason.
Jul 19 - 12:06 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees are "close" to acquiring Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox.

Bruce Levine of WSCR and 670 The Score was first to suggest the blockbuster trade might be happening,. It would be a huge boost to parts of the Yankees' roster that need boosting, and it also keeps the rival Red Sox from landing a number of their primary trade targets. Frazier has slugged 91 home runs over the last two-and-a-half seasons, though he is due to become a free agent this winter. Robertson, who began his career with the Yankees, is having his best year since 2013. He is owed around $18 million on a deal that runs through 2018. Kahnle, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever, boasts a 2.50 ERA and 60/7 K/BB ratio in 36 innings this season and is under club control through 2020. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says the two sides will try to get it done by the end of the night Tuesday.

Bruce Levine of WSCR and 670 The Score reports that the Yankees are "the team closest to getting a deal done" for Todd Frazier and David Robertson.

Levine also adds that hard-throwing White Sox setup man Tommy Kahnle could be included in the swap. There was talk on early Tuesday evening that Frazier and Robertson might be packaged in a trade with the Red Sox, but it seems the rival Yankees are offering a more appealing package of young talent. It would be a major blockbuster if all three of these players are moved in the same deal.

Todd Frazier was a healthy scratch from the White Sox lineup on Tuesday night.

The move signals that a trade might be afoot. Yolmer Sanchez is now at DH and batting seventh versus Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw, with Matt Davidson playing third base and hitting fifth. Frazier is known to be drawing trade interest from the Red Sox, and Boston is also said to like White Sox closer David Robertson. There should be more on all this soon.
Jul 18 - 7:33 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Red Sox' search for a third baseman remains "wide open."

There's been buzz about the Red Sox acquiring Todd Frazier from the White Sox, with USA Today's Bob Nightengale going as far as saying Boston is "moving closer" to a deal. However, Crasnick says the Red Sox are still monitoring multiple options along with Frazier, including the Athletics' Jed Lowrie.
Jul 16 - 2:13 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Red Sox are "moving closer" to acquiring Todd Frazier from the White Sox.

The report comes a day after FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal said that it "feels inevitable" that the Red Sox will trade for Frazier. Nightengale also indicates that Boston might try to acquire David Robertson along with Frazier in the deal, with Robertson then sliding into a setup role ahead of Craig Kimbrel. Frazier is an impending free agent and would fill a hole at third base that Boston has had all season.
Jul 16 - 1:41 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, it "seems almost inevitable" that the Red Sox will acquire Todd Frazier at the trade deadline.

On paper, it's a near perfect fit. The Red Sox have hit for average but not power this year and are in desperate need of a third baseman after designating free agent bust Pablo Sandoval for assignment (this problem could have easily been avoided if they had simply held on to Travis Shaw). Frazier would fit both quotas and the rebuilding White Sox are likely looking at an all-out fire sale after dealing ace Jose Quintana earlier this week. Frazier has only hit .210 for the Pale Hose this year but it's come with 16 HR and 44 RBI.
Jul 15 - 5:41 PM

Todd Frazier hit his 16th home run of the season Wednesday afternoon in Oakland.

It was a two-run shot to left-center field with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth inning. Chicago still fell 7-4 in the series finale at Oakland Coliseum. Frazier finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored.
Jul 5 - 7:05 PM

Todd Frazier had two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored Monday in the win over the A's.

Frazier has hit .278 with eight homers, 19 RBI and 18 walks in 97 at-bats since June 3. If his slow start means he comes cheaper than expected in a trade, he'll be a nice pickup.
Jul 4 - 1:55 AM

Todd Frazier slugged a pair of solo homers in Friday’s loss to the Rangers.

It was his eighth career multi-homer game. You wouldn’t know it by his underwhelming .213/.325/.443 batting line, but Frazier finally found his footing in June. It’s good timing with the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline less than one month away.
Jul 1 - 1:36 AM

Todd Frazier went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

Frazier cracked a solo home run off Jordan Montgomery in the second inning. He had a chance to play hero with two outs in the ninth, but flew out to left after just getting under an Aroldis Chapman pitch to strand the potential tying run at second base. For the season as a whole, the slugger is slashing .212/.322/.429 with 13 homers and 36 RBI in 230 at-bats. While the overall numbers are less than impressive, Frazier has hit safely in seven of his last eight games and has bopped three homers in that space.
Jun 26 - 11:49 PM

Todd Frazier was ejected for arguing Saturday against the Athletics.

It was his first career ejection. Frazier was tossed in the seventh inning by first base umpire Sam Holbrook. He wasn't happy that Adam Rosales was called safe on a close play at first base, though the play was upheld after the White Sox challenged it. Manager Rick Renteria was also ejected. Yolmer Sanchez replaced Frazier at third base. He went 1-for-2 with a walk and a double before exiting.
Jun 24 - 5:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Todd Frazier
2Garrett Cooper
3Greg Bird
4Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Tyler Wade
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
3Dustin Fowler
RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Matt Holliday
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Luis Severino
4Jordan Montgomery
5Caleb Smith
6Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3David Robertson
4Tommy Kahnle
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Luis Cessa