The Reds, White Sox and Dodgers have completed a three-team trade that will send Todd Frazier to Chicago. The Reds will get infielders Jose Peraza and Brandon Dixon and outfielder Scott Schebler from the Dodgers, with the White Sox sending righty Frankie Montas, outfielder Trayce Thompson and infielder Micah Johnson to Los Angeles.
The Reds and Dodgers had previously discussed a trade involving Aroldis Chapman, and Peraza was reportedly part of those talks. The deal could end up hinging on how much the light-hitting infielder develops offensively, but even if he doesn't, he'll give the Reds another blazingly fast player to pair with Billy Hamilton.
Overall, though, this doesn't look like a very strong return for Frazier, who has two years of team control remaining. The deal is also good news, at least in the short term, for Pirates fans, who get to say goodbye to a player who clobbered the Bucs last year, batting .270/.329/.581 with six homers in 82 plate appearances against them.
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In other news, first baseman Mike Napoli has agreed to terms with the Indians on a one-year deal. The Pirates were connected to Napoli last week, although, as I noted at the time, that didn't make a ton of sense, given that Napoli is right-handed.