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[December 17, 2015]  The Sports Xchange
 
 12/17/2015 MLB Note - Chicago White Sox Frazier, Todd

3B Todd Frazier was acquired by the White Sox from the Reds as part of a three-team, seven-player trade involving the Dodgers.

Frazier, 29, batted .255 with 35 home runs and 89 RBIs with Cincinnati in 2015. The 6-3, 220-pound Frazier was one of four players in the major leagues last season to record at least 40 doubles and 35 home runs. He made his second straight All-Star team and first start after collecting 52 extra-base hits before the break. Frazier also won the Home Run Derby in his home park while serving as the Reds' All-Star Game ambassador.

Frazier is a career .257 hitter with 108 home runs and 324 RBIs over five major league seasons, all with the Reds.

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MLB Note - Seattle Mariners Schugel, A.J.

RHP A.J. Schugel was claimed off waivers by the Mariners from the Diamondbacks. Schugel, 26, made his major league debut with Arizona last year, posting a 5.00 ERA over nine innings in five relief appearances. He split the season between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno, combining to go 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA over 115 1/3 innings in 21 starts.
 

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MLB Note - Seattle Mariners Olson, Tyler

LHP Tyler Olson was designated for assignment. Olson, 26, began last season in the majors with Seattle, appearing in 11 games as a reliever and going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA over 13 1/3 innings before being placed on the disabled list with a right knee contusion. With Triple-A Tacoma, he was 3-5 with a 4.47 ERA over 54 1/3 innings in 25 games (six starts).

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MLB Note - Los Angeles Dodgers Johnson, Micah

2B Micah Johnson, RHP Frankie Montas and OF Trayce Thompson were acquired by the Dodgers from the White Sox as part of a three-team trade that sent 3B Todd Frazier to the Reds.

Johnson, 24, hit .230 with four RBIs in 36 games over two stints with the White Sox in 2015. He also appeared in 78 games with Triple-A Charlotte, batting .315 with eight home runs and 36 RBIs.

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MLB Note - Los Angeles Dodgers Montas, Frankie

RHP Frankie Montas, 2B Micah Johnson and OF Trayce Thompson were acquired by the Dodgers from the White Sox as part of a three-team trade that sent 3B Todd Frazier to the Reds.

Montas, 22, appeared in seven games (two starts) with the White Sox in 2015, going 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA over 15 innings, with 20 strikeouts. He also went 5-5 with a 2.97 ERA over 112 innings, with 108 strikeouts, in 23 starts with Double-A Birmingham.

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MLB Note - Los Angeles Dodgers Thompson, Trayce

OF Trayce Thompson, RHP Frankie Montas and 2B Micah Johnson were acquired by the Dodgers from the White Sox as part of a three-team trade that sent 3B Todd Frazier to the Reds.

Thompson, 24, batted .295 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 44 games with the White Sox last season. He also appeared in 104 games with Charlotte, hitting .260 with 13 home runs and 39 RBIs. Thompson is the brother of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson.

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MLB Note - Cincinnati Reds Dixon, Brandon

INF Brandon Dixon, INF Jose Peraza and OF Scott Schebler were acquired by the Reds from the Dodgers in a three-team deal that included the White Sox, who got 3B Todd Frazier from Cincinnati.

Dixon, 23, had 128 appearances last season for Class A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, combining to hit .263 with 19 homers and 68 RBIs, with 26 stolen bases.

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MLB Note - Cincinnati Reds Peraza, Jose

INF Jose Peraza, INF Brandon Dixon and OF Scott Schebler were acquired by the Reds from the Dodgers in a three-team deal that included the White Sox, who got 3B Todd Frazier from Cincinnati.

Peraza, 21, hit .293 with 33 stolen bases in 118 games for the Triple-A affiliates of the Braves and Dodgers. In his major league debut, he played in seven games for Los Angeles, with one RBI.

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MLB Note - Cincinnati Reds Schebler, Scott

OF Scott Schebler, INF Jose Peraza and INF Brandon Dixon were acquired by the Reds from the Dodgers in a three-team deal that included the White Sox, who got 3B Todd Frazier from Cincinnati.

Schebler, 25, spent most of last season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 121 games, he produced 13 home runs, 50 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. He also made his major league debut with three homers and four RBIs in 19 games for Los Angeles.

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MLB Note - Cleveland Indians Napoli, Mike

DH Mike Napoli agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal with the Indians, multiple media outlets reported Wednedsay.

Napoli, 34, could also play first base for the Indians. He hit .224 last season with 18 home runs and has 204 career homers. CBS Sports first reported the deal and said Napoli can add approximately $3 million by reaching incentives.

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MLB Note - New York Mets Colon, Bartolo

RHP Bartolo Colon and the Mets agreed to a one-year, $7.25 million free agent contract, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

Colon, who will turn 43 in May, finished with a 14-13 record and a 4.16 ERA in 194 2/3 innings this year. He was 8-3 after two months of the season, which ended with Colon making it to the World Series for the first time in his career. In the postseason, Colon didn't start a game, but he pitched seven times in relief and took the loss in the Series opener against the Royals.

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MLB Note - St. Louis Cardinals Molina, Yadier

C Yadier Molina will have his left thumb in a cast for four to five weeks after having a second surgery to repair a ligament Tuesday.

Molina was bothered by discomfort in the thumb following the first operation in mid-October. The Cardinals still hope that Molina will recover in time for opening day in 2016. After Molina's first surgery, his projected return was sometime during spring training.

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MLB Note - Baltimore Orioles Kim, Hyun-soo

OF Hyun-soo Kim and the Orioles agreed to a two-year contract that will pay him $3.5 million per year, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.
 


The left-handed-hitting Kim, 27, had a batting average of .318 over 10 seasons with the Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization. He had a career-high 28 home runs and 121 RBIs while drawing 101 walks in 141 games this past season. Kim came to the United States on Wednesday to complete the contract and take a physical.

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MLB Note - San Francisco Giants Cueto, Johnny

RHP Johnny Cueto and the Giants finalized a six-year, $130 million contract Wednesday.

Cueto will team with LHP Madison Bumgarner and RHP Jeff Samardzija in a revamped San Francisco rotation.

A 20-game winner in 2014, Cueto was 11-13 with 3.44 ERA with the Reds and Royals last season. With Kansas City, he went 4-7 with a 4.76 ERA. He threw a complete-game two-hitter against the Mets in Game 2 of the World Series.

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MLB Note - Los Angeles Angels Nava, Daniel

OF/1B Daniel Nava signed a one-year, $1,375,000 free agent deal with the Angels on Wednesday. Nava, a left-handed hitter, might platoon with right-handed-hitting Craig Gentry in left field. Nava, 32, hit a combined .194/.315/.245 with one homer and 10 RBIs in 60 games for Boston and Tampa Bay this year.

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MLB Note - Colorado Rockies Reynolds, Mark

1B Mark Reynolds and the Rockies finalized a one-year, $2.6 million contract Wednesday.

Reynolds, 32, spent last season with the Cardinals and finished with a .230 batting average, 13 home runs and 48 RBIs in 382 at-bats.

The nine-year veteran had his best year with the Diamondbacks in 2009 when he produced 44 home runs and 102 RBIs but struck out a major-league-record 223 times. He struck out 121 times this year.

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MLB Note - Atlanta Braves Flowers, Tyler

C Tyler Flowers and the Braves finalized a two-year, $5.3 million free agent deal Wednesday.

Flowers grew up in Roswell, Ga., and was drafted by Atlanta a decade ago. Flowers will share the catching duties with A.J. Pierzynski, who last month re-signed with the team for one year.

Last season with the White Sox, Flowers his .239 with nine homers and 39 RBIs in 361 plate appearances.

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