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Todd Frazier, once a Red Sox trade target, ‘glad’ he is now a Yankee

New York Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier celebrates his solo home run in the sixth inning.
New York Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier celebrates his solo home run in the sixth inning. –Barry Chin/Globe Staff

On July 18, when the White Sox scratched Todd Frazier from the lineup, he thought the same thing as the rest of the baseball world. The 31-year-old believed that the longstanding rumors about his inevitable trade to the Red Sox had come to fruition.

But quickly, Frazier learned that he didn’t know the plot in which he was a leading actor.

“I got a bunch of calls saying, ‘Now it’s the Yankees.’ It went back and forth,’’ said Frazier. “It was like two and a half hours — like the whole game — I was in there trying to figure out what was going on. It’s your life. You’ve got to worry about it sometimes.’’

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