Clint Frazier to begin rehab assignment

Clint Frazier is making progress towards a return.

On Wednesday, Frazier is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment for Double-A Trenton. The 23-year-old has been sidelined since August 10 due to a mild external left oblique strain.

In 28 games for the big league club this season, he has posted a slash line of .243/.274/.477. Although he got off to a hot start at the big league level, Frazier started to struggle prior to landing on the disabled list. Over his last 10 games, “Red Thunder” has only seven hits in 42 at-bats.

Even though he struggled prior to his disabled list stint, Frazier’s return is important for the Yankees down the stretch.

Due to the recent injury of Aaron Hicks, the Yankees have been playing Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge on an everyday basis. With no other true outfielders on the roster, Girardi has been limited with his options.

Once he is ready to return, it is likely that he will be used in all three outfield positions. His versatility will allow the Yankees to give much-needed days off to the other outfielders on the roster.

As he begins his rehab stint (on his birthday, nonetheless), the Yankees are hopeful that all goes well. If everything works out, it won’t be long before we see Clint Frazier back with the big league club.

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