When the New York Yankees DFA’d Clint Frazier at the end of the 2021 season to make room for relievers like Ron Marinaccio and JP Sears, who knew it would eventually lead to the entity known as “Clint” Frazier being DFA’d by the man himself?
Makes sense, after all. If anyone’s in need of a fresh start — followed by another fresh start — it’s Frazier, who battled concussion woes and public image problems with the Yankees before recently finding himself outrighted off the 40-man roster by his new club, too.
The slugging outfielder eventually cleared waivers and wound up back in the Cubs’ system, though when he returned, he wasn’t the same man he’d been when he departed.
Somewhere along the way, Frazier decided to formalize something that his teammates had reportedly been doing already in Chicago (but not New York, as far as we know).
The outfielder would henceforth like to be called “Jackson,” his middle name, which friends, family, and teammates are way ahead of the curve on.
So, “Clint,” meet “Mike” Stanton in the reject pile. Jackson it is.
Ex-Yankees outfielder “Clint” Frazier wants to be called Jackson Frazier now
Surprising he didn’t go with “Mickey Mantle Frazier.” Kidding!
Frazier’s most recent DFA (just prior to his return to Yankee Stadium) came as a bit of a surprise. Yankee fans looking for schadenfreude, though, couldn’t help but notice that the move came a few hours after the outfielder took more shots at the Yankees’ “cookie-cutter” culture. It also occurred in conjunction with fellow thorn Marcus Stroman’s stint on the IL.
In other words, don’t expect much sympathy from jilted fans of the Bronx Bombers:
No matter what you call him (just kidding, please call him by what he wants to be called), Frazier has heated up of late, going 4-for-9 with a pair of doubles in his past two Triple-A performances.
Though some might feel otherwise, this author is still hoping for the best for Frazier, as well as hoping that “best” occurs as far away from the Yankees as possible.