The MLB trade market is heating up, as reports have Todd Frazier getting traded to the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal with the LA Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds.
According to Bob Nightengale at USA Today, the White Sox have acquired Frazier in a three-team deal with the Reds and the Dodgers.
Nightengale reports that the Royals and the Indians were also interested in Frazier, but the deal ended up with the White Sox. Ken Rosenthal reports that Frankie Montas, Micah Johnson and Trayce Thompson are going to the Dodgers and Frazier is going to the White Sox in the deal. Yahoo Sports reports that Yasiel Puig is not in the deal. According to Rosenthal, Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler and Brandon Dixon are going to the Reds in the deal.
Some in the media have speculated that the Dodgers could be going for a bigger deal after making this trade. Ken Rosenthal writes that the team has put together a nice group of prospects they can use in another trade, while Jeff Passan at Yahoo writes that the "the Marlins have sought volume in their Jose Fernandez trade talks. Few teams in baseball have as much prospect volume now as the Dodgers."
The Reds have reportedly been shopping Brandon Phillips and Aroldis Chapman in trades and the Washington Nationals have shown interest in both players. The Nats interest has cooled on Chapman as he gets investigated by the MLB for a domestic incident, while Jon Heyman at CBS Sports reports that Phillips is a target for the Nationals.
Phillips still has $27 million on his contract over the final two years of his deal and he could be a fit with the Nationals since they want to upgrade the infield. The team also has Dusty Baker coming in as manager and he could be interested in a reunion with Phillips after their time in Cincinnati together. Phillips had a solid season last year while hitting .294 with 12 home runs. Phillips has a full no-trade clause and would have to approve the deal.