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Yankees call up Clint Frazier, option Ronald Torreyes

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Prior to tonight’s two games against the Nationals, the Yankees announced that they called up Clint Frazier. Ronald Torreyes has been optioned to Triple-A as the corresponding move.

The plan is for Frazier to stay with the team through the end of the week so that Brett Gardner gets a few days to heal. If you missed it, Gardner had yesterday off, and it wasn’t just a normal rest day. He has been experiencing pain in his right knee, which seems to be the result of normal wear and tear.

“It’s not really something I’ve had an issue with in the past,” [Gardner] said. “A little alarmed by it not really feeling like it should. Got an MRI this morning. Everything looked pretty good on that. Had some inflammation in a couple of spots that I’ll try to get treatment for and drive out of there and hopefully get out onto the field in the next day or two.”

It sounds like the Yankees have decided to err on the side of caution and give their left fielder more than just a day or two off. In the meantime, Frazier is a great replacement. He is hitting .312/.389/.558 with 7 home runs in Scranton since returning from concussion in late April.