Prior to a brief Senior Circuit matchup with the Washington Nationals, the Yankees announced the team has recalled Clint Frazier from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand sent out the following tweet:
Source confirms Clint Frazier will indeed join the Yankees in DC today. With NL rules in play, he gives the Yankees an extra position player.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) May 15, 2018
The 23-year-old outfielder has been tearing the cover off the ball as of late, hitting .362 with three homers and four RBI in twelve games for the RailRiders.
To the disappointment of many Yankee fans, Frazier’s promotion may very well end up a temporary one, as they need an extra guy off the bench. Since the pitcher is required to hit in National League ballparks, Frazier may simply be utilized as another piece to shore up the bench.
“Red Thunder” was determined to earn a spot on the Major League Spot during Spring Training, but his mission was halted when he ran into a wall and suffered a mild concussion. He has yet to play for the Yankees this season, but based on his recent performance in the Minors along with some cryptic tweets, Frazier looks ready to be unleashed.
Frazier, along with Justus Sheffield and a pair of bullpen arms, were originally acquired by the Yankees two season ago, when they dealt Andrew Miller to Cleveland in a trade deadline blockbuster.
The young outfielder has yet to showcase his full potential as he appeared in just thirty-nine games for the Bombers, hitting .231 with four home runs and 17 RBI.