In a season full of trips to the injured list for the New York Yankees, yet another player is going to miss time after getting hurt.
Outfielder Clint Frazier, who was called up to replace Giancarlo Stanton, who is also currently injured, is heading to the injured list with a sprained ankle.
Frazier, one of the Yankees’ notable young talents, had filled in nicely for Stanton since being called up. He’s hit for a .324 average and 6 home runs since replacing Stanton in right field for New York.
The 24-year-old outfielder suffered the injury during Monday’s game against the Angels in Anaheim. He downplayed it as nothing serious in post-game interviews, but an MRI performed on Tuesday revealed the damage.
While the sprain is not overly serious, it will probably keep Frazier shelved for 2 or 3 weeks.
Even though catcher Gary Sánchez finally returned to the team after spending the first weeks of the season on the IL, the Yankees till now have 13 players on the list.
Despite their injury woes, the Yankees have gotten off to a solid start to the 2019 campaign. Their 14-10 record currently has them in second place in the AL East behind the surging Tampa Bay Rays.