Despite all of his optimism, Clint Frazier‘s first promotion to the big league roster was not a long one. The Yankees optioned the outfielder back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Sunday’s game.
“He has earned this opportunity,” Aaron Boone said of Frazier to reports pregame, though Frazier was benched in favor of Brett Gardner. “He has played well, swung the bat really well. I know what he is capable of and just want him to go out there and let his talent take over.”
The Yankees have announced no move to fill Frazier’s active roster spot. The Yankees also have 39 men on the 40-man roster, so the call-up may not be as obvious as we think.
Frazier only started Saturday night’s game as the designated hitter, going 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. In 12 games at Triple-A this season, he is slashing .362/.423/.702 with three home runs.