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Clint Frazier reinstated from disabled list

Prior to Monday’s series opener against the Rays, the Yankees announced that outfielder Clint Frazier has been reinstated from the 10-day DL.

An oblique injury has kept Frazier sidelined since early August, but the 23-year-old finished his rehab in Double-A and is set to rejoin the Big League club. The upcoming series was supposed to be played in Tampa Bay, however, Hurricane Irma forced the two teams to meet up at Citi Field in New York.

Frazier adds another bat and depth to an already red hot Yankees offense that has won seven of its last 10 games. The Bombers are now 3.5 games behind the Red Sox in the American League East and up 3.5 games in the first wild card slot. Prior to getting hurt, Red Thunder was hitting .243/.274/.477 with eight doubles, three triples, four home runs and 17 RBIs in 28 games. His return allows Joe Girardi to rotate his outfielders, something he hasn’t been able to do since Aaron Hicks landed on the DL with an oblique injury of his own.

Frazier took his time on the DL to reflect on his first stint in the Majors. “The best time you have is some down time to think about some things,” Frazier said back on Sept. 1. “I’ve got some things I’m going to try in the batter’s box as far as timing mechanism. I’ve had time to work on that the past few days, so it’ll be fun to see how that works.”

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