Report: Yankees have interest in White Sox duo Frazier, Robertson


The Boston Red Sox may not be the only team from the American League East interested in Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier.

The New York Yankees sent scouts to Chicago on Sunday to watch Frazier and White Sox closer David Robertson, according to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.

While a report surfaced Sunday stating the Red Sox were closing in on a deal for the 31-year-old Frazier, New York is supposedly also showing interest in acquiring him as part of a package for Robertson, a former Yankee who was successful in the Big Apple before departing for Chicago in 2014.

Frazier, who has belted at least 29 home runs per season from 2014-16, could supply the Yankees with a serious power threat from the hot corner where they've only managed to amass a .684 OPS with a combined four home runs from Chase Headley and Ronald Torreyes.

Frazier is a free agent at the end of the season and is earning the remainder of a $12-million salary.

The addition of Robertson to the Yankees would also be a boon, as key members of their bullpen - which actually owns the third-best ERA in the AL - have struggled of late.

PITCHER MONTH G IP H BB ERA
Tyler Clippard June 12 9.2 12 7 11.17
Tyler Clippard July 4 4.2 4 3 7.71
Dellin Betances June 9 8 5 9 4.50
Dellin Betances July 6 5 1 8 9.00
Aroldis Chapman July 7 5.1 8 4 5.06

Robertson is in the midst of another solid season, posting a 2.70 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 13 saves across 31 appearances.

He's under club control until the end of 2018, earning the remainder of $11 million this season and another $12 million next year.

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