Friday, July 14, 2017
Not much went right for the Yankees as they stumbled to the All-Star break, but Clint Frazier managed to impress in his first week in the majors.
Through seven games, the outfielder the Yankees received from Cleveland last July in exchange for Andrew Miller is 7-for-24 with six extra-base hits.
“I just want to make sure I’m still locked in the four days I’m off,” Frazier said following Sunday’s loss to the Brewers in The Bronx.
The Yankees figure to need him to keep hitting.
Though Matt Holliday (viral infection) and Starlin Castro (hamstring) figure to return in Boston this weekend, Aaron Hicks (oblique) remains weeks from getting back into the lineup.
Hicks’ continued absence will likely keep Frazier around as manager Joe Girardi looks to keep Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Judge fresh by using a fourth outfielder like Frazier on a regular basis.
I’m hoping it’s more than a hot streak too.