This must be the sixth injury update that I’ve written about Clint Frazier this season, and I really feel for him. Back in February, the outfielder crashed into a wall during spring training and suffered a concussion. Brain injuries are unpredictable, and can cause different symptoms for different people. Sadly, Frazier’s post-concussion symptoms have lingered for most of the year.
He missed nearly two months before making his minor league debut at the end of April. Frazier spent most of May and June in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but joined the Yankees in the big leagues for eight games during that time. He earned another call-up in July and it looked like he might get an extended look. However, he started suffering from post-concussion symptoms again after an outfield dive. Frazier has appeared in just three minor league games since. Recently, he played in Tampa on August 30th. The Yankees were hopeful that he was on track to join the team in September. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen.
According to George King, the outfielder visited a doctor about his post-concussion migraines and will not play again this year. It’s awful to see his season end this way, and I can’t imagine how frustrated he must feel. He so badly wanted to stick with the team this year, but the Yankees didn’t really have room for him. The outfield was jam-packed! Then Aaron Judge hit the disabled list, and we had to endure several weeks of Shane Robinson. That could have been Frazier’s time to shine, and it’s a bummer that he missed out on the opportunity.
Now he faces a long offseason. Let’s hope that’s plenty of time to heal up and be ready to join the Yankees in February.