After the Yankees beat the Twins 6-3 at Target Field on Tuesday night club officials and the White Sox completed a deal that is a strong sign the Yankees believe they can contend for the AL East title. The deal brings infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to The Bronx. The Yankees traded Blake Rutherford, a highly touted Single-A outfielder, Ian Clarkin, a left-handed pitcher the Yankees drafted in the first round in 2013, Tyler Clippard and minor league outfielder Tito Polo. The Red Sox also were interested in Frazier, and many believed as late as Tuesday that he would be the answer to their third base problem. A third baseman (738 games) for most of his career, Frazier has experience playing first (92 games) and would jump into a position the Yankees have experienced nothing but problems with since Greg Bird went down in May.
Yankees trade for David Robertson and Todd Frazier
New York Post | Jul 19