Todd Frazier has hit the free agent market, and is looking for a place to play for the 2018 season and beyond.
However, it seems as if Frazier’s desire is to stay in the Bronx.
On MLB Network Radio, Frazier stated that he would “love” to continue playing for the Yankees. The 31-year-old raved about how New York is a great environment to play in, and spoke in-depth about how he enjoyed his time playing for the organization.
In an effort to bolster their roster during the season, the Yankees acquired Frazier, Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson in a trade with the Chicago White Sox. Frazier not only made an impact on the field, but in the clubhouse as well.
In 66 games for the Bombers, Frazier posted a slash line of .222/.365/.423. His veteran leadership was crucial for a young Yankees’ team, as he helped lead the “Baby Bombers” to the American League Championship Series.
The veteran infielder should draw a lot of interest on the free agent market this offseason. He is a right-handed hitter who can hit for power, and has the ability to play both corner infield positions.
Although Frazier has a desire to return, the Yankees may not be a fit for him. With the eventual arrival of Gleyber Torres and the returning players on the roster, their is currently have a logjam at both corner infield positions.
A lot can happen during the offseason, so it wouldn’t be wise to rule a reunion out just yet. After seeing the impact that Frazier made on the roster last season, it’s very possible that the Yankees could make some moves to open up space for him to return.
Frazier clearly has interest in returning to the Bronx, but it remains to be seen if the Yankees have that same mutual interest this offseason.