Clint Frazier: I want to force Yankees to keep me
New Jersey Local | 1 week ago

WASHINGTON -- Clint Frazier might not get much of a chance. Still, he wants to prove to the Yankees that he doesn't belong in Triple-A.

"I didn't want to go back down without getting at least one at-bat to try to push for a spot," Frazier said after the Yankees and Nationals were rained out for a second straight day at Nationals Park on Wednesday.

After the postponement, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Frazier -- a highly regarded 23-year-old outfielder -- will stay with the team at least through the weekend series in Kansas City.

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It had promoted him Tuesday with the Yankees wanting an extra right-handed bat against lefty Gio Gonzalez and the extra bench body with the designated hitter not in effect while in a National League park.

The Royals are slated to pitch lefties Danny Duffy (Saturday) and Eric Skoglund (Sunday).

"We have a couple lefties in Kansas City," Boone said. "I would certainly imagine we've got Duffy that second day in there. That will almost certainly be in there then and it'll be something we monitor day by day, but we won't have him in here just regularly sitting."

Frazier was relieved to hear he'd stay.

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