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The Cincinnati Reds have traded Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal also involving the Los Angeles Dodgers

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The Cincinnati Reds have traded third baseman Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox, with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a third team facilitating a swap of prospects.  The Reds are getting Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler, and Brandon Dixon, and the Dodgers are getting Frankie Montas, Trayce Thompson, and Micah Johnson.

The White Sox had a disappointed 2015, and there was some talk that they might be better off selling on Chris Sale and Jose Abreu and moving into rebuild mode, but adding Frazier indicates that they see the A.L. Central as winnable this year.  The Rangers supposedly inquired about Frazier earlier in the offseason, with the thought of using him in left field, but that didn't go anywhere.

Meanwhile, why did the Dodgers get involved in this deal?

So let's see if this is a prelude to a possible Fernandez-to-LAD deal...