Yankees eyeing reunion with Todd Frazier?

With Chase Headley out of the picture the Yankees are looking for a body to fill third base to start the 2018 season.

Enter Todd Frazier.

Acquired from the White Sox prior to the trade deadline along with David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, Frazier was a visible leader for the Yankees into the playoffs. He became a free agent at the end of the year but it’s no secret he grew up as a Yankees fan and he spoke positively of the experience in New York at the end of the season.

Never known as a huge average guy, Frazier posted a .213/.355/.428 line this year with 27 home runs and 76 RBI. He is just a year removed from a 40 home run season and notched 35 home runs in 2015.

Any deal for Frazier will have to consider that Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar are knocking at the big league door. The former in that equation had a spot cleared out for him with the trade of Starlin Castro. With the Yankees planning to keep Brett Gardner and rotate the DH spot between him, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge there would not figure to be much playing time there for Frazier in 2018 if he returned to wear pinstripes.

Frazier and his agent have been touting his ability to play DH, which perhaps the Yankees like as an option behind Greg Bird should Andujar force the issue of deserving playing time.

Last season Frazier was paid $12 million between the White Sox and Yankees. If a return to the Yankees is in the works it will surely come at a team friendly number.

John Bman
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