Some good news for the New York Yankees on the injury front – outfielder Clint Frazier will return from an ankle injury on Friday. He’s eligible to come off the injured list at the end of the week, but it’s likely manager Aaron Boone will ease him back into the lineup to ensure he’s fully healthy.
â€œThursday on the off day he will come in and do arc runs [along the outfield grass, from first to third],â€ Boone said before theÂ Yankeesâ€™ 3-1 loss to the Diamondbacks. â€œIf that goes well weâ€™ll talk about what is next because at that point he would be cleared for game action and how we want to move forward with that.â€
The New York Yankees have finally tapped into Frazier’s potential:
Frazier has been fantastic this season so far – after a poor spring training, he has begun to reach some of the potential people anticipated going into 2019.
Red Thunder is hitting .324 with 22 hits, six homers, and 3 walks. An impressive stat-line, albeit only over an 18 game time-frame. With the Yanks dipping into their minor league talent and scouring the free agent pool for support, they’re in need of Frazier’s talents and hot streak.
A 1-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday displayed their lack of offensive production without some of their top hitters. The return of Gary Sanchez and consistency of Gleyber Torres has helped hold down the fort, but others are also close to making a return.
Miguel Andujar and Troy Tulowitzki both played in a single-A game on Tuesday night. Andujar went 0-for-4, while Tulo drove in two runs on a 1-for-3 effort. It seems as if Miguel’s partially torn labrum isn’t hindering his abilities too much, but I imagine the Yankees will proceed with caution. Tulo, on the other hand, may take a backseat role with the Bombers as Torres has excelled at shortstop this season.