Todd Frazier
3B CWS
1 day ago

Frazier went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two runs scored in Monday's game against the Dodgers, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier got off to a slow start with an oblique injury that robbed him of about a week of practice time and then another week of at-bats. He feels he's getting close to where he needs to be, but is batting just .200 (7-for-35) this spring. The 31-year-old feels his spring numbers are the result of the working to get back to using all fields following 2016 when he got pull happy and hit fewer line drives. His 40 homers last year were nice, but he dragged an anchor of a career-low .225 batting average.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
3 weeks ago

Frazier went 0-for-2 with a strikeout in Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Frier got a late start to game action due to an oblique injury that shelved him for two weeks. The benefit of the downtime was that it gave his sprained left index finger -- which he aggravated while lifting weights -- time to heal. Now that he's fully healthy, Frazier can work on getting his swing in shape and squaring up the ball. If he's not traded -- and that's a real possibility for a veteran on a rebuilding club -- Frazier will be Chicago's everyday third baseman.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
3 weeks ago

Frazier (oblique) will man third base and bat in the cleanup spot in the lineup for Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier strained his left oblique early in spring training and has been eased along slowly, but after resuming baseball activities a little less than two weeks ago, he's finally feeling well enough to take the field. It's not expected that Frazier will play a full nine innings Wednesday, but his return to the lineup indicates that the oblique issue is probably behind him.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
4 weeks ago

Frazier (oblique) could return to game action Wednesday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Rick Renteria says the slugger has made good progress over the last three days, a great sign for the White Sox going forward. Frazier, out since February, has been steadily progressing through regular baseball activities and seems to be on the right track as spring camp continues. The Sox host the Brewers in Cactus League action on Wednesday.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
4 weeks ago

Frazier (oblique) could return to game action next week, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier has begun to participate in baseball-related activities, hitting and taking grounders, but the White Sox are proceeding with caution. There's still about month left in training camp, which should be plenty of time for Frazier to get his timing down.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
4 weeks ago

Frazier (oblique) participated in batting practice and took grounders Wednesday, but told Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com there's still no timetable for his return.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier, who said Wednesday's activity felt good, made it sound like the club is being overly cautious because they can be during the preseason. "If it was during the season I'm sure there would be a timetable," said Frazier. "But we have a whole other month so we have plenty of time." Several players are filling in at third base while Frazier is sidelined, including Matt Davidson, who started Wednesday's game against Arizona.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
1 month ago

Frazier's strained left oblique responded well Tuesday after testing it Monday, Scott Merkin of the White Sox's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier engaged in baseball-related activities Monday, taking 35 swings and fielding 35 ground balls. It sounds like he's on pace to start playing in games later this week.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
1 month ago

Frazier (oblique) resumed baseball activity Monday, taking 35 swings and 35 ground balls, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The two-time All-Star has been out a little less than a week with an oblique strain, and with the extended spring training, the White Sox seem to be content easing him back into things. He still hasn't been given a timetable, but he should be healthy and ready to go come Opening Day barring any setbacks.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
1 month ago

Frazier (oblique) is targeting Monday for starting more baseball activities, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's certainly reason for optimism here and Frazier says it's "a really good sign." The two-time All-Star is taking a cautious approach for his return to action after suffering the injury during a hitting drill this week. It will likely be some time before Frazier sees live game action, but the minor progress is encouraging. Expect Tyler Saladino and Matt Davidson to get opportunities in his absence.

Todd Frazier
3B CWS
1 month ago

Manager Rick Renteria said that Frazier (oblique) is feeling much better today, but that they'll continue to take the cautious approach with his return to action.

EDGE Analysis

Frazier incurred the injury while swinging on Monday, but this development is consistent with the club's thought that the issue is actually fairly minor. Oblique injuries are never something to scoff at given their notoriously lengthy recovery times, but it seems that the third baseman dodged a bullet in this instance. Nonetheless, he'll continue to take things slowly given the extended length of spring training, so don't be surprised if he sits out a bit longer just to avoid aggravating it further.