Yankees: Clint Frazier Has Apparently Been Dealing With an Injury and We Had No Idea

Clint Frazier of the New York Yankees (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Clint Frazier of the New York Yankees (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone revealed that outfielder Clint Frazier has been dealing with a foot injury for months and we are stunned.

As soon as it seemed like New York’s injury luck was beginning to improve after the Yankees sent a mind-boggling 30 players to the injured list last season, a few concerning storylines cropped up literally out of the blue.

Just days after Yankee stalwart Masahiro Tanaka was sent to the hospital after being drilled by a line drive off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice, manager Aaron Boone revealed that Clint Frazier has been combatting a foot injury for the last few months.

Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier has a mysterious foot injury.

Wait, what?

Yankees reporters began asking questions after Frazier wasn’t deployed in the outfield for either of the club’s two intrasquad games. Following Tuesday’s contest, Boone provided some shocking insight on the situation.

“He is doing well. He had a little foot issue he was dealing with over the last couple of months,”  said Boone of Frazier. “He has been able to do everything from running and playing the outfield so we are kind of slow-playing him here in the first couple of days.”

Just when you thought the mysterious injuries were over and done with, right? We’re not sure how serious Frazier’s foot issue is, but the fact that the Yankees are still slow-playing his return to the field is a cause for concern (though it makes clear sense not to risk things). In terms of uncertainty, this ailment is almost on the same level of Aaron Judge’s infamous rib injury, which fans seemingly knew nothing about for months on end.

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It’s not known if Frazier’s status for Opening Day is in question, so stay tuned for updates from Boone and the rest of the Yankees coaching staff. With Giancarlo Stanton also unlikely to play the outfield for the vast majority of this shortened campaign, at least, the team has now apparently lost two left field platoon options.

Hello, Mike Tauchman and…Miguel Andujar.