Clint Frazier is not happy with the way he's been treated by members of the media.
The 24-year-old outfielder declined to speak to reporters on Sunday night after he misplayed three balls in the Yankees' 8-5 loss to Boston. Prior to Tuesday's game in Toronto, Frazier gave his reasoning for keeping quiet.
Frazier told reporters on Tuesday that he didn't speak because he believes he's been treated unfairly by the media. Frazier also said that he doesn't believe he owes anyone an apology for his actions.
"To be fair, I don't think I owe anyone an explanation, because it's not a rule that I have to speak," Frazier said. "I know that it came out that I was ducking the media, but that was not what I am trying to do.
"Since I got traded over here, it's been some stories that shouldn't have come out that have came out. And it's difficult, because the way I am perceived by people is not how I think that I really am. Stories that shouldn't have been stories have been stories. Whether it started with the hair. Then it started with me asking for a number that I didn't ask for ... It's been difficult and I don't feel like it's been fair at times."
According to SNY Insider Andy Martino, Frazier's actions haven't been received well by the rest of the clubhouse and that "he's alienating teammates who already roll their eyes at this guy for a number of reasons."
Frazier has committed three errors in the Yankees' outfield this season, and his .930 fielding percentage is the second-lowest for any AL outfielder, trailing Seattle's Domingo Santana.
"I didn't feel like I needed to stand in front of everyone and explain myself," Frazier said. "The plays were what they were. I sucked. I lost us the game. Everyone knew what I did wrong. That's what it came down to."
Frazier then found some vindication on Tuesday with a fourth-inning two-run home run. His blast gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead, but they would eventually drop the game to Toronto 4-3.
"It felt good," Frazier said after the game. "I don't need motivation though articles that are written."