Clint Frazier Headed Back To The Minors
It's not totally clear to me what the New York Yankees plans for outfielder Clint Frazier are. Frazier was brought over from the Cleveland Indians in July of 2016. Frazier was a highly touted prospect that many felt would make an impact on the big league roster sooner than later. However he's spent far more time in the minors and thanks to a nagging concussion issue last season his future with the Yankees had been unclear. Today the Yankees optioned Frazier back down to their Triple A affiliate.
With Yankees' starting Center Fielder Aaron Hicks rehabbing a back injury I thought maybe Frazier would get a chance to stick around. One potential reason Frazier is headed back to Triple A is not being athletic enough. No really, I mean it. In an interview with the Capital Region's own DJ Eberle, Frazier said:
“It’s kind of been the theme of spring training, both hitting and defensively, they keep using the terms, ‘Use your athleticism, I guess they feel like at times I might not be as athletic as I can be with some positions I put myself in.”
Hard to believe "Red Thunder" isn't athletic enough. Read the full article and see what else Clint Frazier had to say HERE.