The Yankees just welcomed one player back from the injured list (Gary Sanchez), so now it’s time to lose someone else. Clint Frazier is heading to the 10-day injured list with a left ankle strain, Aaron Boone announced following tonight’s win. The Yankees believe it is a two-week injury. We’ll see.
“Fraz very much feels like he can play or is close to playing, but the MRI revealed enough in there — I don’t have the exact what it is — but revealed enough of some partial tear and it’s gonna cost him the ten days,” Boone told Lindsey Adler.
Frazier suffered the injury Monday night when he slid back into second base awkwardly. His spike got caught and he rolled over on his ankle. Frazier finished the game, but he was held out of the lineup the last two days because of soreness and swelling. He went for an MRI today. Here’s the play:
Boone said the Yankees will use Frazier’s injured list stint to recall Joe Harvey before his ten days in the minors are up. I have to believe another move is coming. The Yankees have five interleague games in National League parks coming up and I can’t see them going into those games without two actual outfielders on the roster.
The easy move would be sending down Jonathan Loaisiga and calling up … Billy Burns? Matt Lipka? Brad Miller? I have no idea. Maybe a minor trade is coming. Third catcher Kyle Higashioka is the only healthy 40-man roster position player not in the big leagues roster now. (The Yankees can put Luis Severino on the 60-day injured list to clear a 40-man spot at this point.)
Frazier is the 15th different Yankee to spend time on the injured list this season. They can’t catch a break. Sanchez returns, Frazier gets hurt. Giancarlo Stanton needed a cortisone shot in his shoulder this week and no one else is particularly close to returning. No mas.