The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox have reportedly completed a mega deal on Tuesday, sending Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahlne to New York.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the New York Yankees have completed a blockbuster deal which will send Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahlne to the Big Apple.
He suspects that the deal will be announced once Tuesday night’s game is complete.
The #Yankees–#WhiteSox deal presumably will become official at the conclusion of the White-Sox-#Dodgers game..
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 19, 2017
New York is reportedly sending Blake Rutherford, Ian Clarkin, Tito Polo and Tyler Clippard to Chicago as the return package.
The Yankees are losing their third best prospect according to MLB Pipeline in Rutherford, but they are gaining two solid additions to their bullpen as well as a power hitting corner infielder.
Apparently, the prime piece in the deal for New York is right-hander Tommy Kahlne, who is 1-3 with a 2.50 ERA this season with a 8.6 K/9.
What the Yankees brass likes about Kahlne is how he is under team control until 2021 and does not hit arbitration until 2018.
New York is also reuniting with David Robertson, who will provide the club with a new seventh inning man as well as Todd Frazier who the team is hoping will mash once he arrives in the Bronx.
Nonetheless, this move shows the Yankees are going all out for playoff contention this season and this blockbuster deal will certainly help.