New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone discusses Clint Frazier waiting to report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after his demotion.
On Sunday, following the New York Yankees‘ 10-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox, right fielder Clint Frazier received some news he didn’t want to hear. The Bombers decided to option Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wikes-Barre.
Frazier took the demotion hard and cleared out most of his Instagram account. Much of his photos were of cleats and Yankees-related pictures. Now, only two photos remain.
As for any player who’s optioned, Frazier has 72 hours to report to his new ballclub. However, as of Tuesday night, Frazier hadn’t reported yet, bringing about concerns within the organization.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone was questioned about it on Tuesday after the Yankee’s 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Boone didn’t seem too concerned with the situation.
“I’m confident he’ll report and get going,” Boone said, per Randy Miller of NJ.com. “It’s a tough time to go through.”
Frazier hit .283 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 53 games for the Yankees before they sent him down. He ultimately was moved in order to make room for Edwin Encarnacion, who the Yankees traded for this past week.
There’s also a possibility that Frazier could be traded at some point this season.
At the end of the day, Frazier isn’t happy with the demotion. After he learned of the news, he mentioned it was a “tough pill to swallow. It’s never fun, especially with how much I felt like I’ve contributed to this team this year.”
Despite Frazier having to deal with this, Boone knows it’s a business decision and nothing personal. Having played in this league before, Boone definitely feels for Frazier right now.
“You send a player down that’s performed, it’s tough to deal with,” Boone said.