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SportYankees’ Clint Frazier calls demotion to Triple-A 'a tough pill to swallow'

02:30  17 june  2019
02:30  17 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Clint Frazier wasn’t expecting to be sent down.

The 24-year-old outfielder was demoted to Triple-A to make room on the Yankees' roster for Edwin Encarnacion, who was acquired in a trade with the Mariners this weekend.

Frazier told reporters after New York’s 10-3 win over the White Sox in Chicago he was “pretty surprised” by the team’s decision.

“This is the reality of things,” Frazier said Sunday. “Guess I'm facing reality right now. It's a tough pill to swallow. It's never fun, especially with how much I've felt like I've contributed to this team.”

Frazier is slashing .283/.330/.513 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs in 53 games with New York this season. But, he has struggled defensively in the outfield.

"Tough news to deliver, but hopefully he can make the most of it and continue to get better at his craft and know that he’s going to play a role for us again,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters, via ESPN. “He’s got a chance to be a great player in this league, and he’s already shown that."

The Yankees have been decimated by injuries so far in 2019, however, they’re set to get some reinforcements back soon. Outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton both recently played in rehab games. Stanton is set to be activated early this week, Boone said.

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Meanwhile, the Yankees may not be finished adjusting their roster. They’re looking to add a starting pitcher and have already reportedly spoken with the Blue Jays about a potential deal for Marcus Stroman.

Frazier could be the centerpiece of any move made by New York before the July 31 trade deadline.

“I just know to navigate (the market) the best you can,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said during an interview with WFAN last week. “Make sure you bring something in that’s going to have a big impact on us. We were able to do that last summer. We need to do that again this summer."

The Yankees finished play Sunday in first place of the American League East with a 43-27 record.

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