Yankees Chasing Another Title With Trade For Todd Frazier, David Robertson And Tommy Kahnle

The New York Yankees look to make a run at another World Series title, as the Bronx Bombers made a big move Tuesday night, landing third baseman Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox. The deal will help shore the Yankees up at the corner infield spots and add two fantastic relievers to their bullpen mix.

Frazier will head to the Bronx in the midst of a down season. Through 81 games entering Tuesday night he was hitting .207 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI. However, the 31-year-old hit 40 home runs last year, 35 in 2015 and 29 in 2014, so maybe a change of scenery and the homer-friendly confines of Yankees Stadium, will help the two-time All-Star could find his swing again.

Robertson will head back to New York, where he spent the first seven years of his career as a reliever for the Yankees. The 32-year-old is having an outstanding season, posting a 4-2 record with a 2.70 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 47 strikeouts against just 11 walks in 33.1 innings. He also has 13 saves (one blown) in 31 appearances. Robertson is making $12 million this season and is set to make $13 million next year before hitting free agency.

Kahnle has developed into a fantastic reliever over the last two seasons and is having his best season in 2017. So far this year he has a 1-3 record with a 2.50 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 36 innings over 37 appearances. The 27-year-old is under team control through 2021, when he’ll finally be able to hit free agency.

In exchange for the two former All-Stars and Kahnle, the Yankees gave up a package consisting of 20-year-old lefty slugging outfielder Blake Rutherford, 22-year-old lefty Ian Clarkin, 22-year-old center fielder Tito Polo and reliever Tyler Clippard.

The Yankees are clearly serious about this season. They are going after a title, and are willing to take on rentals to make a run.

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