The Dodgers and WhiteSox Nearing Trade for Frankie Montas is being reported this morning. News of the trade was first reported by Jeff Passan. It also appears to be a three-way trade involving the Cincinnati Reds. Todd Frazier is going to the WhiteSox. The WhiteSox pitching prospect Frankie Montas is going to the Dodgers. We are still awaiting word on who else is involved as players are being informed now.
Source: Dodgers, White Sox nearing a trade. Top pitching prospect Frankie Montas is going to Los Angeles, so it could be pretty big.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 16, 2015
UPDATE: The Dodgers will also receive Micah Johnson and Trayce Thompson. The Dodgers have also traded Scott Schebler and Jose Peraza.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 16, 2015
The Los Angeles Dodgers have completed a three team trade with the Cincinnati Reds & Chicago White Sox. Dodgers receive RHP Frankie Montas, OF Trayce Thompson, & 2B Micah Johnson. The Reds receive IF Jose Peraza, IF Brandon Dixon and OF Scott Schebler. The White Sox receive 3B Todd Frazier in this deal. Background info on the players the Dodgers received: Thompson, 24, saw his first big league action last season with the White Sox, batting .295 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 44 games. Thompson is als the the son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson and brother of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson. He was originally selected by the White Sox in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Montas, 22, appeared in seven games (two starts) with Chicago last year, going 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA, and has posted a 16-25 record with a 3.86 ERA in 92 games (80 starts) in six minor league seasons in the White Sox organization. He entered the 2015 season rated as the White Sox’s No. 5 prospect by Baseball America and was honored as a Double-A Southern League All-Star last season, registering a 5-5 record with a 2.97 ERA, a .219 opponents’ batting average and 108 strikeouts in 23 starts with Birmingham. Montas was originally signed by the Red Sox on Dec. 14, 2009 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Johnson, 24, appeared in 36 big league games with the White Sox last year after making the club’s Opening Day roster and has a .301 career batting average with 153 stolen bases, 24 home runs and 163 RBI in 385 games in four minor league seasons.