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White Sox promote Yoan Moncada to majors

The top prospect will join the big-league club in the wake of Todd Frazier being traded to the Yankees.

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The White Sox will call up top prospect Yoan Moncada on Wednesday, according to a team announcement.

Moncada, who was ranked by Baseball America as the top overall prospect in baseball earlier this month, will join a ChiSox club that has seen Jose Quintana (Cubs) and the trio of Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle (Yankees) depart in trades to contenders in the last week. Moncada will likely take over at second base in the bigs, with fellow youngsters Matt Davidson (third base) and Tim Anderson (shortstop) rounding out an infield led by first baseman Jose Abreu.

Moncada, 22, joined the White Sox organization as the key piece of the winter blockbuster that sent Chris Sale to the Red Sox last December. He made his major-league debut with Boston last season, going 4-for-19 in eight games after receiving the call in early September.

Moncada has hit .285/.381/.452 with 12 homers and 17 steals for Triple-A Charlotte so far this season. He is one of eight top prospects in BA’s top 100, being recently joined by trade acquisitions Eloy Jimenez, Blake Rutherford and Dylan Cease.