Clint Frazier
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Clint Frazier is back playing for the New York Yankees with a chip on his shoulder, a piercing in his nose, and another one on the way.

Aaron Case

Young New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier might soon have more holes in his face than he’s ever had in his developing swing.

During a conversation about his existing nose adornment, Frazier told Yahoo Sports’ Hannah Keyser he’s planning to expand his collection:

“I’m contemplating getting this one pierced, too,” he told Keyser, referencing his un-pierced left nostril. “Like Lenny Kravitz, so having a hoop over here.”

Considering the Yankees’ hardline stance on all things not clean-cut, Frazier should consider caution. Otherwise, he’ll find himself back in the triple-A doghouse wishing to “get away,” as his fashion hero famously sings.

Frazier enjoyed a breakout performance at the plate during his 2.5-month stint with the Bombers in the first half. He crushed 11 homers and slashed .283/.330/.513. That line impressively improved to .366/.420/.805 in RISP situations.

However, his conspicuous defensive woes led to a minor spat with the media and an eventual demotion to Scranton.

To his credit, Frazier went to the farm vowing to fix his defense. And his hard work seems to have paid off.

Although he’s hitless in six plate appearances since returning, he contributed a rocket-like outfield assist in Monday’s game:

Frazier will turn 25 on Sep. 6. Maybe he’ll celebrate with a trip to the mall to pierce his lonely left nostril.

If he does, the Yankees should figure out a way to suppress their archaic disapproval. They’ve got a potential baseball rockstar on their hands; he’s a goldmine in terms of attracting the next generation of fans to the Bronx—and in regard to his facial bling.

Let the kids play, and let Clint Frazier become the Dennis Rodman of the MLB. Most importantly, let him do it in New York.

Freelance editor and writer, and full-time Yankees fan. Originally from Monticello, NY, but now lives in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.