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Yankees option Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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Red Thunder is back on the Scranton shuttle.

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The Yankees are getting their money’s worth out of Clint Frazier’s option years. Following Sunday afternoon’s game, the club announced that they sent Frazier back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Frazier, 23, is hitting .265/.390/.353 across 41 plate appearances in the big leagues this season. He’s struggled defensively at times and hasn’t hit for much power, running up a 115 wRC+ in pinstripes. For the RailRiders, however, Frazier is a different player. He spent a good portion of the first half torching International League pitching. He owns a .312/.391/.577 batting line with 10 home runs for the Triple-A squad.

Red Thunder represents one of the Yankees’ top trade chips at the deadline. Brian Cashman reportedly made him off limits in the Manny Machado trade discussions, but the Tigers allegedly covet him. It will be interesting to see if Frazier remains in the organization come August 1st. For now, he will get some more playing time with the RailRiders.