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Yankees, White Sox Make Blockbuster Trade Official

New York is making a push toward the postseason.

A blockbuster trade between the Yankees and the White Sox is now official.

The two clubs announced late Tuesday night a trade that will send closer David Robertson, third baseman Todd Frazier and relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle to New York.

The Yankees are sending former first-round pick Blake Rutherford and three other prospects to Chicago.

Frazier hasn't been hitting well this season, but he's a solid addition to a Yankees' team that could use power-hitting from a corner infield spot. New York's bullpen should benefit tremendously from the deal, as Robertson, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman could form one of the deadliest backends in the sport. Kahnle has been having somewhat of a breakout season, too, with one of the best strikeout rates in the league. The White Sox, meanwhile, add to their ridiculous stash of prospects. Chicago made two big trades over the winter (Chris Sale to Boston, Adam Eaton to Washington) that landed them multiple top prospects. Now they have more. Rutherford is ranked the No. 30 overall prospect in baseball per MLB.com.

The White Sox now have three top-15 prospects and six top-30 prospects.

The Yankees are currently 48-44 and sit three games out of first place in the AL East. They're 1.5 games up in the second Wild Card spot.