Jason Frasor, five months after being acquired by the White Sox from the Blue Jays, has been traded to Toronto for a pair of minor league pitchers, the White Sox announced early Sunday afternoon.
The White Sox picked up Frasor's 3.75 million option for 2012 early in the offseason, which now looks like a smart move -- at the least, they'll get something for losing his services.
Frasor struggled with his hometown White Sox, posting a 5.09 ERA in 17 23 innings.
The two pitchers the Sox picked up are Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb. Jaye, 20, split time between the bullpen and rotation in rookie ball with the Orioles' organization in 2011, walking 18 with 49 strikeouts and seven home runs allowed in 54 innings. The 22-year-old Webb also split time between the bullpen and rotation last year in the lower rungs of Toronto's system, walking 24 with 51 strikeouts and seven home runs allowed in 67 13 innings.
As the White Sox have added young Cuban stars in the making in Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert, Jose Abreu's long-term role on the team has shifted.
The 31-year-old first baseman has been looked at as something of a mentor for the two young Cubans. He seems to be delivering on that so far.
Abreu picked up Moncada from the airport when he first was called up to the White Sox last July. Now he's helping Robert in the batting cage.
The Cuban trio is expected to play a big part of the White Sox future in the coming years.
Robert has already stated his goal of making it to the majors this year to join Abreu and Moncada, but that may be an overly ambitious goal. Either way, plenty of eyes will be on him throughout 2018 as he marches towards the White Sox roster and his Cuban teammates.
On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Tim Anderson opens up about his struggles in 2017 and why he wants White Sox fans "to know the real me."
Anderson dives into his personal tragedy from last season when his best friend was murdered in Alabama.
He talks with Chuck Garfien about the dark days that happened, how counseling helped him, his new leadership role in 2018, if he'll draw more walks this season, "bringing swag to the South Side" with Yoan Moncada and much more.
Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here: