Clint Frazier is getting another shot.
Frazier is likely to be the corresponding roster move for infielder Thairo Estrada, who was optioned to the alternate site on Monday; the call up doesn't need to be officially announced until Tuesday as the Yankees have Monday off. However, Frazier appeared to confirm the news through a tweet:
Frazier was considered a key part of the Yankees' future after they acquired him from Cleveland at the 2016 trade deadline. He hasn't been able to gain a permanent place in the lineup, though, shuttling between the Bronx and Scranton since his 2017 debut while battling injuries and inconsistency. A concussion cost him most of 2018.
The 25-year-old got into 69 big-league games last year, slashing .267/.317/.489 with 12 homers, 38 RBIs, and 70 strikeouts. He was optioned to Triple-A in mid-June despite boasting a .843 OPS at the time, and though he returned as a September call-up, he was left off the Yankees' postseason roster.
This call up may represent Frazier's best chance at sticking with the Yankees. Despite a crowded outfield, he'll likely get an opportunity to play every day in the short term after Giancarlo Stanton landed on the injured list over the weekend.