Remember this name: Adam Frazier.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ utility man is expected to be one of the most coveted players before the July 30 non-waiver trade deadline. In fact, the 29-year-old Frazier could be just what the right-handed heavy New York Yankees need to restore some balance in their lineup, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.
With a 2021 salary of $4.3 million, Frazier is the second-highest-paid player on the Pirates roster this season, but for most contenders, his would be a relatively easy salary to fit into their budget. …Frazier is having the best offensive season of his career, posting an .844 OPS with a National League-high 23 doubles as of Thursday. He’s also arbitration-eligible for a third and final time this coming offseason, so a team trading for Frazier would control him through 2022. … Frazier is a perfect fit for a number of clubs, most notably the Yankees and White Sox.
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and Pirates GM Ben Cherington are no strangers. In January, they completed the deal for right-hander Jameson Taillon. Before landing with Pittsburgh in 2019, Cherington worked for a pair of American League East rivals: The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox.
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