Clint Frazier was removed from tonight’s RailRiders game after playing just one inning. Some Yankees fans hoped that he might have been pulled from the game because he was about to be traded off somewhere. However, that did not end up being the case. The outfielder made a diving catch in the first inning, and the team decided to remove him for precautionary reasons related to possible concussion symptoms. It’s unclear whether he will be placed on the disabled list, but he is going to be checked out by a doctor.
If you don’t remember, Red Thunder already suffered a concussion once this year. Frazier crashed into an outfield wall during spring training and was held out of games until the end of April. He experienced some scary symptoms during that time, such as forgetting the names of his cats, and he had to stop driving for awhile.
Frazier described that as the worst injury he ever had. Fingers crossed that the team was just erring on the side of caution, and any symptoms clear up in the next day or two.
UPDATE (July 20, 2018): Frazier has reportedly re-entered the concussion protocol.
After his dive in last night's game at Triple-A, outfielder Clint Frazier is back in the concussion protocol, according to Aaron Boone.— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) July 20, 2018
He has been placed on the seven-day disabled list. Get well soon, Clint.