After the game, Frazer was optimistic that it wouldn’t keep him out of the lineup. “I think I could go out and play,” said Frazier. “I went through too much last year to not continue to stay out on that field. A lot of things would have to go wrong for me not to play. It’s sore, it’s a little sprain. But it’s one of those things where – like I’ve said – I went through too much last year to not go out there and play. The IL is too full for us, so I’m good. I’m going to keep playing.”
Obviously as fans we loved that quote from Clint, but here we are two days later and he is still not able to play. With the upcoming National League games in San Francisco and Arizona, the Yankees can’t afford to carry dead weight on the bench. They’ll need to send Frazier to the IL retroactive to Monday and call up someone to take his place if the MRI results are bad.
This sucks on so many levels. For one, Frazier had been red hot and finally getting the opportunity he’d been waiting for. On the season he is 22-for-68 with nine extra base hits and 17 RBI.
The Replacement Yankees are on a nice run, but I’m not sure how many more haymakers to the gut this team can take.