The trade between the Yankees and White Sox works out well for both clubs. He was a fifth-round draft pick back in the 2010 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft. The Yankees gave away prospects to improve now, but having Kahnle around for the long run ensures they got something out of this even if 2017 ends without NY making the postseason.
Make no mistake about the big seven-player swap between the White Sox and Yankees on Tuesday night: The trade had no chance of getting done without Chicago receiving 20-year-old outfielder Blake Rutherford from NY. Over the past few days, pundits have talked about how Robertson would be a good fit for them, and how it "seems nearly inevitable" they would land Frazier in a trade with the Chicago White Sox. Big-league reliever Tyler Clippard is also reportedly in the deal, as is outfielder Tito Polo. Frazier can play first and third base, which is more important to the Yankees now that first baseman Greg Bird might be out the rest of the season. By taking the best third baseman and arguably the best available bullpen arm in Frazier and Robertson, the Yankees made a bold, ready-for-storyline-based-columns move in the zero-sum competition with Boston.
Kahnle is enjoying his best season of his four in the Major League Baseball, posting a 2.50 ERA with 60 strikeouts compared to just seven walks in his second season with the White Sox.
The Yankees fixed a couple of problems with one trade
The difference Tuesday in the seven-player swap with the White Sox was that Cashman addressed the Yanks' needs without mortgaging their future. He was only hitting.207 in 81 games but does have 16 home runs. Kahnle has been lights out for the White Sox this season, posting a 2.50 ERA and a 1.47 FIP in 37 relief appearances, according to FanGraphs. He is eligible to become a free agent after the season.
The deal gives the Yankees one thing they covet and one thing they need. While Yankees relievers' overall numbers on the year look pretty good, with a 3.22 FIP (3rd in MLB) and 4.8 fWAR (2nd in MLB), that belies the fact that their had been some struggling as of late. Todd has worn No. 21 for his entire career, but will switch to No. 29 as Yankee; No. 21 is not technically retired, but LaTroy Hawkins in 2008 is the only man to have worn it since Paul O'Neill retired in 2001.
Moncada, 22, will be recalled Wednesday from Triple-A Charlotte prior to Chicago's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jaguars DE Dante Fowler arrested in St. Petersburg
After missing his entire rookie season due to an ACL injury, Fowler returned in 2016 to finish the year with 4.0 sacks. The Jaguars are aware of the situation but aren't making any comments until they have gathered all of the information.
Montenegro asks for global help to fight fires
A man has died in a nearby village, but it wasn't clear whether his death was directly related to the fire, the state TV said. Hundreds of firefighters were also working to extinguish a forest fire about nine miles from Nice in the south of France .
Northern Nevada smoke coming from fire in California
Update 1:40 p.m.: The Laverne Fire in the Happy Valley area has reached 10 acres according to CAL FIRE Shasta County. As of Tuesday morning, the fire has grown to 15,500 acres and is 5 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.
Former Hastert Friend Hopes Saga Almost Over
Online records indicate Hastert is now under the supervision of a residential re-entry management office in Chicago. He was elected to the US House of Representatives, where he served from 1987 to 2007.