Another Yankee bites the dust, as Clint Frazier is headed to the Injured List with a partial tear in his left ankle, Aaron Boone announced after Wednesday's game.
Frazier sat out the past two games after rolling his ankle in the series opener against the Angels. Boone initially said it was simply precautionary that he sat out Tuesday night, and that the team didn't believe is was anything "too serious."
Well, that isn't the case now after Frazier got an MRI on his ankle on Wednesday. With the partial tear in the ankle, Boone says the team believes him to be out 10-14 days.
While a two-week stint on the IL isn't too bad, it's another blow to this Yankees club that has been hammered with injuries to start the season. It's also a shame that Frazier needs to sit out considering his production while stepping up for the likes of Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the outfield.
Frazier is hitting .324/.342/.632 with six homers and 17 RBi over 18 games with the pinstripes, as he clearly found his stroke at the plate. Hopefully the two weeks is all Frazier needs to return to the ballclub considerin he has had to miss significant time with the Yankees in the past due to injury. Concussion and post-concussion symptoms plagued him last season.
To fill Frazier's spot on the team, the Yankees are recalling RHP Joe Harvey from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.