With New York Yankees dropping like flies, Clint Frazier isn’t about to let a little ankle-strain keep him off the field.
A run-in with a Los Angeles Angels’ infielder’s leg at second base on Monday night resulted in a slight ankle injury for Frazier. However, he told MLB.com‘s Bryan Hoch that he’s not about to join his flock of teammates on the injured list.
“It’s sore. It’s a little sprain, but it’s one of those things where I went through too much last year to not go out there and play. The IL is too full for us, so I’m good. I’m going to keep playing.”
The 24-year-old struggled with concussion symptoms for the bulk of the 2018 season. Consequently, he missed a chance to make an impact when the Bombers dealt with outfield injuries late in the year.
This season, after a lackluster spring cost him a shot at the Opening Day roster, all hope seemed lost. Then the Yankees were again ambushed by injuries.
Frazier joined the Yanks just five games into the season, and he’s quickly become the “Wildling” he predicted he would.
Slashing a fiery .324/.342/.632 with 6 homers and 17 RBI, the youngster is indispensable to his team right now.
He didn’t play in the Yankees’ 7-5 victory over the Angels on Tuesday; however, manager Aaron Boone told YES Network’s Meredith Marakovits before the game that he “would not hesitate to use him” if necessary.
If Boone’s words are true, Frazier will likely show up in the middle of New York’s depleted lineup on Wednesday.