White Sox: Todd Frazier May Return From Injury on Wednesday
The White Sox may get third baseman Todd Frazier back from injury. A strained oblique has kept his out of action.
The Chicago White Sox got some good news. Third baseman Todd Frazier could be back in action by Wednesday tweets Dan Hayes. A strained oblique sidelined the right hander. This will give the slugger a chance to get some work in before the season.
Getting Frazier back is an important step for the White Sox heading into the season. He is an important member of the team and probably their best offensive weapon. They can’t afford to go into the 2017 season without him healthy. If he’s out, that leaves a huge void in their lineup and a hole in the infield.
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Frazier was brought up during the offseason as a potential trade candidate.If the Sox hope to eventually move him, they need him to be healthy. Any sort of injury or prolonged absence during the season could damage his value.
The 31-year-old will earn $12 million this season. It shouldn’t be a surprise the organization hasn’t committed to signing him to a long-term contract at the moment. This possibly suggests they don’t see him as part of the future. That wouldn’t be surprising, though, considering his age. He has been a great player but at his age, he may not have many great years left.
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There’s no doubt he is a solid player but doesn’t fit the bill for this team. They are not interested in signing veterans to long deals. They need to cut their losses and look to rebuild for the future.