As Major League Baseball approaches the annual trade deadline, the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees agreed to a trade involving one of Alabama’s top players of the Jim Wells Era.

Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson was sent to the New York Yankees along with slugger Todd Frazier and reliever Tommy Kahnle in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard and three other players.

Robertson returns to the Yankees where he spent the first seven seasons of his MLB career. In 2014, the Tuscaloosa native succeeded Mariano Rivera as the team’s closer and recorded a career-high 39 saves.

In a little more than two seasons with the White Sox, Robertson 15-10 with 84 saves.

While Robertson readjusts to life in New York, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson suffered his first loss since June 23 as the Pittsburgh Pirates took home a 4-2 win Thursday afternoon.

 

Alex Avila - Catcher (Detroit Tigers)

2017:

70 games, .291 avg. 11 HR, 29 RBI, 29 runs, 11 doubles, 43 BB, 71 K, 1 error, .420 OBP

This Week:

July 17 at Kansas City: 1-3, 1 run, 2 BB, 1 K

July 18 at Kansas City: Did not play

July 19 at Kansas City: 0-4, 2 K

July 20 at Kansas City: 0-0, 1 BB

July 21-23 at Minnesota

 

Tommy Hunter - RHP (Tampa Bay Rays)

2017:

32 games, 0-2, 1 save, 1.88 ERA, 28.2 IP, 22 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 8 BB, 32 K, 2 errors, 2 HR allowed

This Week:

July 17 at Oakland: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 1 K

July 18 at Oakland: Did not play

July 19 at Oakland: Did not play

July 20: Off Day

July 21-23 vs. Texas

 

Wade LeBlanc - LHP (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2017:

35 games, 4-2, 1 save, 3.99 ERA, 49.2 IP, 48 hits, 22 runs (22 earned), 10 BB, 37 K, 5 HR allowed

This Week:

July 17 vs. Milwaukee: Did not play

July 18 vs. Milwaukee: Did not play

July 19 vs. Milwaukee: Did not play

July 20 vs. Milwaukee: 0.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 1 K

July 21-23 at Colorado

 

Jimmy Nelson - RHP (Milwaukee Brewers)

2017:

20 games (20 starts), 8-5, 3.43 ERA, 120.2 IP, 118 hits, 50 runs (46 earned), 30 BB, 132 K, 1 error, 13 HR allowed

This Week:

July 17 at Pittsburgh: Did not play

July 18 at Pittsburgh: Did not play

July 19 at Pittsburgh: Did not play

July 20 at Pittsburgh: Loss, 5 IP, 6 hits, 4 runs (4 earned), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR allowed

July 21-23 at Philadelphia

 

David Robertson - RHP (Chicago White Sox/New York Yankees)

2017:

31 appearances, 4-2, 13 saves, 2.70 ERA, 33.1 IP, 21 hits, 10 runs (10 earned), 11 BB, 47 K, 4 HR allowed

This Week:

July 17: Off Day

July 18 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Did not play

July 19 at Minnesota: Did not play

July 20 at Seattle: Did not play

July 21-23 at Seattle

 

Josh Rutledge - Third Base (Boston Red Sox)

10-Day Disabled List (Concussion)

2017:

37 games, .224 avg. 0 HR, 9 RBI, 10 runs, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 9 BB, 31 K, 1 SB, 4 errors, .297 OBP

This Week:

July 17 vs. Toronto: Did not play:

July 18 vs. Toronto: Did not play

July 19 vs. Toronto: Did not play

July 20 vs. Toronto: Did not play

July 21-23 at Los Angeles Angels