The White Sox acquired left-handed reliever Caleb Frare from the Yankees, the team announced Sunday. The Yankees will receive $1.5 million in international signing bonus pool money in the deal. Frare will be assigned to Triple-A Charlotte.
Frare, 25, was selected by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2012 draft. He split his 2018 season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a cumulative (and outstanding) 0.81 ERA, 3.0 BB/9 and 11.7 SO/9 across 44 2/3 innings.
The deal comes on the heels of another swap that added to the Yankees’ international signing bonus pool reserve; on Saturday night, they swapped right-hander Giovanny Gallegos and left-hander Chasen Shreve for Cardinals’ first baseman Luke Voit and $1 million in international bonus pool money. MLB.com’s Matt Kelly reports that the Yankees intend to put that money towards the acquisition of international prospects Osiel Rodriguez and Carlos Verdecia.