White Sox

White Sox pull off another king-sized trade, shipping Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to Yankees

White Sox pull off another king-sized trade, shipping Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to Yankees

Rick Hahn keeps rolling.

The White Sox made another huge move Tuesday night, shipping third baseman Todd Frazier and relief pitchers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to the New York Yankees in exchange for a four-player package highlighted by outfielder Blake Rutherford, who's ranked as the No. 30 prospect in baseball.

In addition to Rutherford, the White Sox landed big league relief pitcher Tyler Clippard, minor league pitcher Ian Clarkin (No. 19 prospect in Yankees' system) and minor league outfielder Tito Polo.

“We made the determination that bundling these three players together was the best way to maximize our return on any transaction,” Hahn said in the announcement. “We felt this trade with the Yankees brought back the most quality as opposed to spreading our assets across multiple deals.

“Blake Rutherford is a player who has been high on our evaluation list since he was taken as a first-round choice by the Yankees as an amateur. Clarkin gives us another highly rated first-round selection (33rd overall) from the draft, Polo is a Class-AA outfielder who has shown he can get on base, and Clippard provides us with a veteran bullpen option for the remainder of this season.”

[WHITE SOX TICKETS: Get your seats right here]

The multi-player swap follows last week's blockbuster trade of starting pitcher Jose Quintana to the Cubs, a deal that brought back that organization's top two prospects. Rutherford was ranked as the third-best prospect in the Yankees' organization.

Frazier, Robertson and Kahnle were all expected to be trade candidates this July as the last-place White Sox were believed to further bolster their farm system as their rebuild rolls on.

The move, while not as rewarding as previous trades for Chris Sale, Adam Eaton and Quintana, echoes those deals and adds yet another highly ranked prospect to what is now a jaw-dropping list. With the addition of Rutherford, the White Sox now own six of the top 30 prospects on MLB Pipeline's list and 10 of the top 68.

While Hahn has pulled off two massive midseason trades in six days, he still might not be finished. Relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak and outfielder Melky Cabrera could still be used as trade chips to further bolster the system.

Tim Anderson scratched from White Sox lineup for second-straight game

tim_anderson_wrist.jpg
USA TODAY

Tim Anderson scratched from White Sox lineup for second-straight game

For the second-straight game, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was scratched from the team's lineup just a few hours before first pitch.

Anderson was scratched from Saturday's lineup with right wrist soreness, with Jose Rondon getting the start in his place. In the second inning on Friday, Anderson hit a foul ball that deflected off of his bat onto his wrist. Despite the injury, Anderson went 3-for-3 before Rondon pinch-hit for him in the eighth inning.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said that while Anderson is better than yesterday, he still feels something in his wrist.

“He’s better than he was yesterday, but he felt a little bit, Renteria told reporters before Sunday's game. "We’ll keep treating him up during the game and see if we have to have him available late for some situation. Right now, we just keep making sure he’s dealing with it."

Although Anderson is out of the lineup again, he has not gotten x-rays. He holds a .337/.369/.506 slashline with eight home runs in 46 games this season.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the White Sox easily on your device.

White Sox promote catcher Seby Zavala from Triple-A Charlotte as Welington Castillo lands on IL

White Sox promote catcher Seby Zavala from Triple-A Charlotte as Welington Castillo lands on IL

The White Sox catching depth will soon be put to the test.

Saturday, the White Sox placed catcher Welington Castillo on seven-day concussion list. In a corresponding move, the team promoted catcher Seby Zavala from Triple-A Charlotte, 

In 26 games this season, Castillo holds a .176/.286/.318 slashline with three home runs in 85 at-bats. He exited Friday's game against the Twins in the eighth inning after taking two foul tips off of his catcher's mask. 

While White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Friday that Castillo didn't go into concussion protocol, the team is likely being precautious due to the nature of the injury. 

Zavala, 25, has yet to appear in the big leagues, though he's played in 360 minor league games since the White Sox selected him in the 12th round of the 2015 MLB Draft. He holds a career slashline of .267/.335/.457 across all minor league levels, reaching Triple-A for the first time last season. 

Zavala's slashline this season is currently below his career averages (.218/.253/.506 in 21 games), but he's hit six home runs in 87 at-bats. Last season, he hit 13 in a combined 380 at-bats between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte.

Although the circumstances of his promotion are not ideal, Zavala is leaving Charlotte on a high-note. In last night's game against the Durham Bulls, he went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run.

With Castillo out, the White Sox will likely lean on James McCann more. In 31 games this season, McCann holds a stellar .333/.373/.523 slashline

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the White Sox easily on your device.