White Sox Trade Rumors: Chicago Linked to Adam Frazier Ahead of Deadline
The MLB trade deadline rumors continue to heat up as the calendar turns to July. For the Chicago White Sox, the immediate need is replacing Nick Madrigal at second base.
Madrigal was enjoying a tremendous season, slashing .305/.349/.425 with 4 triples and 21 RBIs through 54 games. But, the 24-year-old went down with a season-ending hamstring injury in early June. Chicago certainly has World Series expectations this season with their +800 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, so a solid replacement for Madrigal is necessary.
The White Sox were in brief talks about Eduardo Escobar. While those conversations remain in flux, it appears Chicago has their eyes set on the All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Adam Frazier Trade
This would be a huge get for Chicago as Frazier is the clear-cut best second baseman in the NL this season. After all, he was named the NL's All-Star Game 2B starter and became the first Pirates second baseman since Bill Mazeroski to earn that recognition.
Frazier is slashing .326/.393/.468 this season with 4 home runs, 28 RBIs and 24 doubles. Chicago owns a top-10 offense this year, so this would be a scary addition for opposing pitchers. But, the price tag will likely be steep. The 2021 All-Star is 29 years old and the Pirates will be looking for a bevy of highly-rated prospects as this team continues to rebuild.
It wouldn't surprise many for the Pirates to request Madrigal, the younger product at second base. But, is Chicago willing to part with one of their best young players? Only time will tell. It's worth keeping an eye on this potential MLB trade rumor.
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