The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that they have recalled outfielder Clint Frazier from the Scranton Alternate Site.
The Yankees acquired Frazier in a trade with the Cleveland Indians on July 31, 2016 in exchange for relief pitcher Andrew Miller.
Frazier, 25, has spent the majority of his time in the Yankees’ minor league system since being acquired. In his career, he has played a total of 123 games with a .254 batting average. He has totaled 393 at bats, with 100 hits, 16 home runs and 56 RBI.
In 2019, Frazier saw his most playing time at the Major League level. Playing in 69 games, he hit .267 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI. Frazier impressed during the spring hitting .321 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI in 14 games. When the season resumed in July, Frazier’s path to the roster was blocked by a fully healthy Yankee outfield. Now with Giancarlo Stanton expected to miss up to a month with a hamstring injury, Frazier will get his chance once again.
Since making his Major League debut in 2017, Frazier has impressed with the bat. When he was acquired by the Yankees, General Manager Brian Cashman called his bat speed “legendary.” The team has certainly seen that bat speed on full display in his 123 games played. One thing that has plagued him has been his defense. But, with Stanton being the team’s primary DH this season, Frazier might see a similar role in the Yankees’ lineup.
The Yankees begin a nine game home stand tonight against the Braves. It has not been announced yet if “Red Thunder” will be in the starting lineup.
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