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Frazier eyes Wednesday for spring debut

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Todd Frazier hopes to make his 2017 Cactus League debut this Wednesday at Camelback Ranch against the Brewers, following the team's off-day on Tuesday.

Frazier has not played in a game to date due to an oblique strain on his left side.

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Todd Frazier hopes to make his 2017 Cactus League debut this Wednesday at Camelback Ranch against the Brewers, following the team's off-day on Tuesday.

Frazier has not played in a game to date due to an oblique strain on his left side.

"After the day off, that's looking good," Frazier said. "The last three days have been good. Yeah, so, happy where I'm at right now. Hopefully these next three days go just as planned."

The veteran third baseman certainly knows what it takes to get ready for a season during Spring Training, even in a shortened time frame. But he still wants to get a lot of swings over the next few weeks and get his feet under him defensively.

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"I want to get out there and move around, chatter a little bit and get these guys going," Frazier said. "See how some of these pitchers work. I haven't been around some of them. See how they get off the mound.

"Little stuff like that that helps win ballgames. I need all that kind of stuff. Hopefully I'm ready to go on Wednesday."

It has been an odd camp for the man who hit 40 home runs in 2016, his first season with the White Sox. Practice has been good, but once games begin, Frazier is forced to sit and watch because of the injury.

"At the same time, sometimes you need that," Frazier said. "But these guys have come in here prepared, and nobody is late for anything.

"Everybody wants to win and wants to get after it. I've been happy watching these younger guys. They are going to be electric as they come through the organization."

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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