Clint Frazier has seemingly been blocked for playing time this year but that is no longer the case as he gets the call to the bigs on Tuesday afternoon.
Rumors started swirling on Tuesday that Clint Frazier was being called up to the bigs and it was confirmed by Mark Feinsand shortly after.
Upon being called up from Scranton last July, Yankees fans saw Clint Frazier play 39 games in pinstripes. He now gets the nod to join the team in Washington where he will face off against Gio Gonzalez and Max Scherzer tonight and tomorrow. From there, who knows what the plan is, and who cares?
This is yet another exciting move for the fan base, giving us yet another reason to sit in front of our television’s on a Tuesday Night at 7:05 PM.
In his 142 PA’s with the Yankees last season, Frazier batted .231 but showed his power and prolific bat speed as he collected nine doubles, four triples, four home runs, and drove in 17 RBI’s.
After rehabbing from a concussion that he suffered this spring, Frazier has played the last 12 games in Scranton (AAA) where he has batted .362 and has been an extra-base hit machine. He has two doubles, three triples, and three home runs in just 52 at-bats.
As of now, the rumor is that Aaron Hicks will be going to the DL as a corresponding move. Stay tuned to Unhinged Yankees for the confirmation of this move.
Update: Aaron Hicks was not injured. Instead, the Yankees DFA’d David Hale as a corresponding move. This will give the Yankees a four-man bench and seven relievers.