New York Yankees’ Misfit Frazier Faces Troubling Future
Issues with vision have been a consistent issue for New York Yankees' outfielder, Clint Frazier. Recent comments from manager Aaron Boone have made that situation even less clear.
Per a report from ESPN, Frazier was in the midst of his rehab assignment, attempting to re-join the big league club. The stint began on Tuesday, but when Sunday's game in Double-A Somerset came around, Frazier's name was mysteriously absent.
As it turns out, Frazier had removed himself from the lineup due to a flare-up of his symptoms, with Aaron Boone claiming he felt "unwell" before the game. The setback not only puts his return to the Yankees *this* year in jeopardy, but puts his future in the game of baseball in jeopardy, as well.
Here's what Aaron Boone had to say on Clint Frazier's future, per ESPN:
"We'll see. Obviously, he's been through a lot and been through a lot of seeing a lot of people and a lot of testing and everything. We'll just try and continue to follow and support him where we can. But as of right now, a little holding pattern. I know he feels well today, so we'll just see." - Yankees manager Aaron Boone
Frazier has been dealing that were described as "similar to vertigo" for some time now, and those symptoms were the reason he landed on the 60-day injured list. As of now, there's no timetable for his return, nor the continuation of his rehab assignment.
It's impossible not to feel for Clint Frazier. He's faced a number of nagging injury issues that have derailed his career at multiple points, and had he been able to stay healthy, he could've helped a thin Yankees' outfield prior to the Trade Deadline.
With that said, if your vision is a consistent issue, there's no way for you to be a consistent hitter in the Major Leagues. Considering how fast pitchers are throwing in 2021, if you're not able to recognize break and movement instantly, you're a sitting duck in the batter's box.
Here's hoping that with rest and recuperation, a path to a healthy return emerges for Clint Frazier.