By Chris Emma–

CHICAGO (CBS) — Just 40 minutes from first pitch, the White Sox made third baseman Todd Frazier a healthy scratch from the lineup against the Dodgers on Tuesday evening, the team announced.

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Frazier has been linked to trade possibilities, with the Red Sox and Yankees considered possibilities to land his services.

The 31-year-old Frazier entered Tuesday hitting .207 with 16 homers, 44 RBIs and a .761 OPS in 81 games. He’s in the final year of his contract.

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The White Sox last week traded left-hander Jose Quintana to the Cubs in exchange for four prospects, including outfielder Eloy Jimenez and right-hander Dylan Cease. That was their first major move leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.

Closer David Robertson and left fielder Melky Cabrera are also trade chips for the White Sox, who are moving forward with a rebuild. Frazier could be next to go after the White Sox removed him from the lineup.

First pitch between the White Sox and Dodgers goes at 7:10 p.m. CT, with Miguel Gonzalez opposing Clayton Kershaw.

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