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Andrew McCutchen (26) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Yankees OF Andrew McCutchen has been playing in New York City for about a month now, and he is already picturing himself in pinstripes next season. 

At least, that's what he hopes can happen once he hits the free agent market. McCutchen, who earned $14.75 million this season, sees life with the Yankees in 2019 -- that is if they want to make it happen.

"This is the first year being out of PIttsburgh, so being in San Francisco, I had to tell myself that was a place where I could be beyond this year and I'm thinking the same thing about New York," McCutchen told NJ.com's Randy Miller. "This is the place I could be beyond this year. I'm not sure if it will be. It's a possibility.

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Jul 15, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; USA pitcher Justus Sheffield (4) pitches during the second inning against the World Team during the 2018 All Star Futures Game at Nationals Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)
Jul 15, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; USA pitcher Justus Sheffield (4) pitches during the second inning against the World Team during the 2018 All Star Futures Game at Nationals Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)

With September upon us, the MLB allows all teams to activate anyone on their 40-man roster to join the big club throughout the month. While teams normally don't activate all of those players on the roster, bringing in some reinforcements to give players a break is usually taken advantage of. 

The Yankees will definitely expand their roster, especially being slated for a playoff spot come October. Here are a few players that fans can expect to see in pinstripes this month...

LHP Justus Sheffield

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Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Yankees OF Clint Frazier is finally returning to baeball activities, as he is begins a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Thursday, according to Nick Flammia of the Tampa Tarpons.

Frazier will DH in the second hole for the first game of a doubleheader down in Tampa. 

The 23-year-old outfielder has been dealing with post-concussion migraines, which stems from his initial concussion that came during Spring Training. He left a Triple-A game on July 19 with concussion symptoms, and has been on the disabled list since. 

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: At 4 p.m. on July 31, the trade deadline came to an end with the Yankees starting play 5.5 games behind the Red Sox. Two weeks later, the Yankees are now 10 games back, and just 3.5 games ahead of Oakland for the top Wild Card position.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman made a couple of trades that have turned out well thus far -- J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn among them. However, did he do everything he could or should have when it came to upgrading the club for a run at first place and a potential World Series title?

Too much faith in Britton turnaround?

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Miami Marlins center fielder Cameron Maybin (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Marlins center fielder Cameron Maybin (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have missed out on one of their outfield trade targets, as the Mariners traded for OF Cameron Maybin a couple hours before the trade deadline. 

With Aaron Judge out for another two and a half weeks and several other outfielders injured, the Yankees were among teams interested in Maybin, according to FanCred Sports' Jon Heyman.

Blue Jays outfielder Curtis Granderson was also a potential name for to land back in New York, and that may be the route the Yankees have to go with Maybin off the block. He is hitting .223 with 10 homers and 31 RBI over 86 games with Toronto.

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Aroldis Chapman (54) Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Wierzbicki)

The 2018 non-waiver trade deadline is almost here, and the Yankees have been active already. But they may not be done. 

Here are six huge deals that went down on or around past trade deadlines...

July 21, 1988: Jay Buhner traded to Mariners for Ken Phelps

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Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

In addition to Aaron Judge's fractured right wrist, the Yankees provided updates on several other players who are dealing with injuries.

Outfielder Clint Frazier, who is dealing with migraines and concussion-like symptoms, is traveling to Tampa, Florida, to "get to a point where he's symptom free," manager Aaron Boone said, according to ESPN's Coley Harvey. The team doesn't have a timetable for his return.

Frazier, who was hitting .265 with one RBI in 15 MLB games but .311 with 10 home runs and 21 RBIs in 48 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, left a RailRiders game on July 19 after feeling lightheaded. He said he has been feeling better, according to NJ.com's Brendan Kuty, but the Yankees don't want to take any chances.

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Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Yankees OF Clint Frazier has been placed on the 7-day DL and is back in concussion protocol. 

Frazier left Thursday's Triple-A game after one at-bat because he was feeling lightheaded, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager Bobby Mitchell said, according to the Times Leader's DJ Eberle.

Frazier, who wasn't "feeling too good" prior to the game, attempted to make a diving catch in the bottom of the first inning, which escalated his symptoms, according to Mitchell.

"His head just wasn't -- he said he felt a little foggy and stuff like that," Mitchell said, according to Eberle. "We decided to get him out of there. He just wasn't feeling very good and so he's being evaluated to see exactly what the issue was."

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Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The yo-yo season between Triple-A and the major leagues continues for Yankees OF Clint Frazier as the 23-year-old has been recalled once again. RHP David Hale has been designated for assignment. 

Frazier has seven hits in 20 at-bats this season for the Yankees with two doubles and an RBI. In Triple-A, Frazier is hitting .312/.391/.577 with 10 home runs and 21 RBI in 189 at-bats.

Hale, who gave up just one run in 5.2 innings against the Blue Jays on Friday, has appeared in the majors for both the Yankees and Twins this season, combining for a 4.61 ERA in 13.2 innings with eight strikeouts.

Frazier is not in the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

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New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner talks to the media during MLB owners' meetings, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner talks to the media during MLB owners' meetings, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) (Eric Christian Smith/AP)

The Yankees need starting pitching, and owner Hal Steinbrenner has made that clear recently. But just how far will he go to push his team to the top of the contenders list in October?

Staying under the $197 million luxury tax threshold has been the Yankees' mission this season, and it has worked. And Steinbrenner added that there is some spending money if the Yankees need to use it on an asset by the trade deadline. 

"I would have to see where we are, who the person is, how badly that position needs help, so to speak, but I will say,d we have a considerable amount of money to spend and I'm not adverse to spending it," Steinbrenner told YES Network's Meredith Marakovits. "A considerable amount even staying under (the threshold). We've got some options there, flexibility."

Tags: Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Jordan Montgomery, Masahiro Tanaka
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talks about how difficult it will be to part with Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier.

Clint Frazier has a supporter in Yankees GM Brian Cashman, but that doesn't mean Frazier will be staying put at the trade deadline. 

"We'll do what we can to hold on to all the best that we got, but at the same time you have to give to get," Cashman told SNY's Andy Martino on Thursday. "I can't deem who's untouchable going forward. I think it's going to be a fluid situation. Generally, I would like to keep him if we could. We were able to do that this winter. We'll see if we're able to navigate that this summer."

While he may be used as a trade chip, Cashman is a big fan of Frazier, who is again in Triple-A due to a glut of outfielders at the big league level.

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The BNNY crew discusses Clint Frazier's success in the minors and if Brian Cashman would trade him in a package for a front-line starter.

Yankees OF Clint Frazier has been sent back down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre again in light of Gary Sanchez hitting the DL on Monday. 

Frazier has voiced his frustration of staying in Triple-A despite the fact that he is killing minor-league pitching. He his slashing .312/.389/.558 with seven homers and 11 RBI over 38 games.

Though Frazier has been the odd-man out in a loaded Yankees outfield, GM Brian Cashman has noted he wants to keep rather than deal him as he pursues an added roation arm before the trade deadline.

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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone reacts against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone reacts against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier's well-struck shot hit one of the Rays' in-play speakers during Sunday's game. And the Rays have sent the Yankees an invoice for the damage. 

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Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Clint Frazier's first homer of the season was robbed. And it wasn't by left fielder Mallex Smith, but rather a speaker. 

In the top of the ninth with the game pitted at six apiece, Frazier pinch hit for Neil Walker and sent a high flyball to left field. Smith was running back to the fence, but then lost the ball.

Instead, all eyes shifted to shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria who made the catch in shallow left after the ball hit a speak hanging from the Tropicana Field ceiling...

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have made it clear they will be on the prowl for another rotation piece before the trade deadline strikes. The prospects they will part with to acquire their new arm, though, is still up in the air. 

One of the top prospects that will entice teams will likely be OF Clint Frazier, who has been the odd man out among a stacked Yankees outfield that includes veterans like Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks along with Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge

Though Frazier's name will likely be presented to GM Brian Cashman in proposed deals, he doesn't want to see him out of pinstripes anytime soon. 

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New York Yankees Brett Gardner (11) follows through on a two-run triple during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Yankees Brett Gardner (11) follows through on a two-run triple during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said while he isn't focused on free agency just yet, he hopes he can remain in New York.

Gardner, in the final year of a four-year, $52 million deal, can hit free agency in the offseason if the Yankees decline his $12.5 million team option for 2019. And the longest-tenured Yankee hopes he can remain in pinstripes beyond the 2018 season.

"I love it here," Gardner said, according to Newsday's Steven Marcus. "I've never been shy about saying that. Hopefully, I'll play for a few more years and hopefully that'll be here.''

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New York Yankees designated hitter fielder Clint Frazier doubles during the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees designated hitter fielder Clint Frazier doubles during the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken/USA TODAY Sports)

Even when Brett Gardner makes his return from a minor knee issue, the Yankees may keep Clint Frazier on the 25-man roster.

"I think there's an avenue for that," manager Aaron Boone said, according to NJ.com's Randy Miller. "We're kind of just day by day right now based on different guys and our needs in the pitching and how many (relievers) we want to keep, (but) he's taking advantage of opportunities."

Since being recalled from the minors earlier this week in favor of infielder Ronald Torreyes, Frazier is 4-for-11 in four games (three starts), including a 2-for-4 day in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.

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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner hits a leadoff single in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner hits a leadoff single in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees OF Brett Gardner could find himself back in the lineup for Wednesday night's contest in the Bronx. 

It will all depend on the treatment Gardner received on his inflamed knee on Tuesday. He hit in the batting cage before Tuesday night's 7-2 win over the Mariners. And from what manager Aaron Boone has seen from his veteran outfielder, he is very optimistic Gardern is close to returning. 

"We will see. I think it's realistic," Boone told The Post's George A. King III. about Gardner returning to lineup. "I actually believe he might be an option [Tuesday night]."

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (77) safe at third on a throwing error during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (77) safe at third on a throwing error during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees OF Clint Frazier will tell it how it is: It's frustrating being down in Triple-A. 

Frazier was called up again to the big leagues, and this time around, it isn't just to be the 26th man. He is here to stay, but how long is the question. He is with the team due to Brett Gardner nursing a sore knee, and he will likely be sent back down once that pain is alleviated.

The 23-year-old is raking in Triple-A this season with a .312/.389/.558 slash line with seven homers and 11 RBI over 38 games. He could certainly be making contributions at the major league level with those types of numbers, but with the Yankees boasting a stacked outfield, Frazier has been the odd man out. 

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Brad Hand (52) Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

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San Diego Padres reliever Brad Hand would be a perfect fit for the Yankees, lengthening a bullpen that is already dominant as well as helping to cover for a thin rotation. And if he were to become a member of the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox, the Yanks' path to the World Series would be much more difficult.

But despite all that, signs point to the Yankees acquiring a starter like Cole Hamels or J.A. Happ instead.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, Domingo German, Jordan Montgomery, Justus Sheffield, Masahiro Tanaka, Andy Martino
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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have recalled OF Clint Frazier and sent INF Ronald Torreyes down to Triple-A to make room on the roster, the team announced Monday. 

Frazier has been up and down with the Yankees so far this season, where he has hit .375/.545/.500 in 11 plate appearances with the big league club this season. With Triple-A, he has posted a .312/.389/.558 slash line with seven homers and 11 RBI over 38 games. 

Frazier's recall could be due to Brett Gardner's sore right knee. Gardner sat for the team's series finale against the Rays on Sunday, but hoped he would be back in the lineup on Monday. 

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New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner talks to the media during MLB owners' meetings, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner talks to the media during MLB owners' meetings, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) (Eric Christian Smith/AP)

Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner knows what the rest of us do about the Yankees: They need starting pitching. 

The rotation was a question to begin the year, and it certainly didn't help when the injury bug found its way to it. Jordan Montgomery had to undergo Tommy John surgery last week, and most recently, Masahiro Tanaka was lost to injured hamstrings after tagging up on a fly ball during the series with the Mets this past weekend.

There needs to be more depth in the rotation, and Steinbrenner admitted Wednesday that the team has money to go out and get someone by the trade deadline. 

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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

While the Yankees have loads of MLB-ready depth in their lineup sitting in the minors, they will be forced to test that with their rotation.

After New York placed RHP Masahiro Tanaka on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, pitching coach Larry Rothschild said prospect Jonathan Loaisiga and journeyman David Hale could be temporary options as replacements in the rotation.

Meanwhile, the Yankees, who entered Sunday averaging the most runs per game in baseball, have MLB-caliber players like Clint Frazier, who has a .301/.385/.551 batting line with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Brandon Drury, whom the Yankees acquired in the offseason but was demoted to Triple-A after recovering from migraines following the success of rookie third baseman Miguel Andujar, sitting in the minors.

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New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees RHP Domingo German allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in a 4-2 loss in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

German (0-4) has gone 0-3 with an 8.14 ERA in four outings since throwing six no-hit innings in his first MLB start. He left with the Yankees trailing 3-2 after giving up a two-out double to Miguel Cabrera, but reliever Adam Warren allowed another double to Victor Martinez that made it 4-2.

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New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar deflects a ball hit by Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario in the fourth inning in front of left fielder Clint Frazier at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar deflects a ball hit by Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario in the fourth inning in front of left fielder Clint Frazier at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees RHP Domingo German allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings as New York split a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers with a 4-2 loss in Game 2 Monday night at Comerica Park. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) German (0-4) has gone 0-3 with an 8.14 ERA in four starts since throwing six no-hit innings in his first MLB start. He allowed one run in the second inning, two in the fourth and another in the seventh, as the Yankees' five-game winning streak ended.

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees promoted outfielder Clint Frazier to the active roster to serve as New York's 26th man for Monday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, the team announced Monday.

Manager Aaron Boone wasted no time putting Frazier in the lineup for Game 1. He will bat seventh and play left field for New York.

The 23-year-old Frazier has been hitting .327/.398/.604 with five home runs and eight RBIs in 25 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season.

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees optioned outfielder Clint Frazier back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Sunday's 10-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Frazier, 22, was called up earlier this week and went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks in his season debut in Saturday's 8-3 win.

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May 20, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) and center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) celebrate at home plate after Austin's two run home run in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)
May 20, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) and center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) celebrate at home plate after Austin's two run home run in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | It hasn't been easy to find ways to write about the Yankees lately, at least without looking ridiculous. There's only so many holes an analyst can poke in a 30-13 team. Yeah, they need rotation help, but we've said that already.

What's left to write? "The Yankees continue to be awesome" is hardly news. So we were pleased to find, following the team's weekend romp in Kansas City, an actual problem. Are you ready for it? The Yankees have … way too many good players. They are facing a roster crunch that almost never happens in baseball.

This is not an issue relatable to the Mets, who somehow scratched out a win Sunday with a lineup that felt more appropriate for a spring training road game. And while the Yankees are pleased that their problems are of the first-world variety, they face difficult decisions on talented players...

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (77) safe at third on a throwing error during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (77) safe at third on a throwing error during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees OF Clint Frazier has reportedly been called up for the team's series against the Nationals, per The Daily News' Mike Mazzeo. 

Frazier was sidelined due to a concussion he sustained in Spring Training. But since being cleared to play, he has been raking through minor league pitching. The 23-year-old is hitting .362 with three homers and 4 RBI in 12 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barres, and he feels that he is ready for the big stage again...

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | Whether playing for the Yankees or in Triple-A, this is a significant time for Frazier, who needs to re-establish his value to the Yankees -- and to potential trade deadline suitors...

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier singles during the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier singles during the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier homered in a rehab game with High-A Tampa as he looks to return from a concussion.

Frazier, one of several Yankees on the disabled list, went 2-for-4 with the Tampa Tarpons and is now 3-for-15 since playing his first minor league game this week.

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New York Yankees third baseman Brandon Drury hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees third baseman Brandon Drury hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees third baseman Brandon Drury (migraines) and outfielder Clint Frazier (concussion) are progressing from their respective injuries and are expected to play minor league games this week.

Drury has been dealing with blurred vision and has not played in a game since April 6. A specialist told Drury they believe he had a tendon in his neck that was blocked, which resulted in blurriness, according to ESPN's Coley Harvey, and will be treated with stimuli and acupunture-like treatments.

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Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman didn't envision needing Monday's off-day to recuperate his squad this early in the season. But it was certainly needed with key players continuing to battle injury. 

The most notable has been CF Aaron Hicks (intercostal muscle strain), who is close to returning to the team. Cashman told the Daily News' Mike Mazzeo that he hopes to see him return "some time probably during the Tigers series," which is this coming weekend. He is hoping to see Hicks suit up for a minor-league game as early as Tuesday.

Catcher Gary Sanchez also caught the injury bug over the weekend, as he was experiencing right hamstring soreness and cramping which kept him out the past two games. Cashman says the team will evaluate him on Tuesday to see if he is game ready. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Wade
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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier singles during the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier singles during the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier played in a simulated game on Thursday in Tampa, Florida, as he looks to return from a concussion that has sidelined him for nearly a month and a half.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he hopes the 23-year-old Frazier can play in a game with High-A Tampa within the next few days. 

"Things are finally starting to ramp up for him, which is really good news," Boone said, according to Newsday's Laura Albanese.

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier takes batting practice before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier takes batting practice before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier continues to progress from a concussion he sustained on Feb. 24 but isn't "over the hump" yet.

Frazier, who suffered the injury when he made a catch, ran, threw and hit on Saturday prior to the Yankees' game against the Mets, but he's not 100 percent yet.

"There's a lot of positives that have come, but I'm not over the hump," Frazier said, via Coley Harvey of ESPN. "I want all positives. I want no negatives..." 

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier singles during the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier singles during the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier continues to progress from a concussion he sustained last week but does not know when he will return to the field.

Frazier, who suffered the injury when he made a catch in a game Feb. 24, worked on a tradmill for 20 minutes on Sunday and said he felt better compared to his last treadmill workout.

"I am in positive spirits right now. I feel a lot better," Frazier said, according to the New York Post's George A. King III.

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (77) safe at third on a throwing error during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (77) safe at third on a throwing error during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

After concussion symptoms began to set in for Clint Frazier on Sunday, the 23-year-old is glad to report some progress on Wednesday afternoon-- with a little help from Russell Wilson.

Frazier suffered the injury after making a catch at the wall on Saturday, but felt fine until Sunday. On Wednesday morning, he was frustrated that his head was still throbbing but by the afternoon he provided a positive update.

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(Kim Klement)

It may have been a great catch, but Clint Frazier's leap and fall at the wall on Saturday gave the Yankees' outfielder a concussion, per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.

Manager Aaron Boone said that though the concussion will see Frazier riding the bench for a few days, he is "pretty optimistic" he will be back in the lineup soon. 

Frazier is battling to be on the 25-man roster this Spring Training, as there is an overhaul of outfielders in the running. Among centerfielders, Aaron Hicks and Jacoby Ellsbury look to be ahead of him on the depth chart. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are also expected to see time in right for when Brett Gardner needs a break. 

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New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar singles during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar singles during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have received trade offers for 3B Miguel Andujar and OF Clint Frazier, GM Brian Cashman said on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio on Tuesday.

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees and Pirates are reportedly "nowhere" near a deal that would be centered around RHP Gerrit Cole, according to reporter Bob Klapisch.

New York and Pittsburgh have been engaged in trade talks for weeks, and the Yankees have been interested in acquiring Cole since last year's trade deadline, however while both sides had previously expressed confidence a deal could be completed, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, talks have cooled.

The Pirates had reportedly asked the Yankees about top infield prospect Gleyber Torres, however the Yankees had reportedly preferred 23-year-old outfielder Clint Frazier being the centerpiece of the trade. New York likely would have needed to trade another prospect as well in a deal, whether it be third baseman Miguel Andujar or RHP Chance Adams.

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Aaron Boone, right, sits with New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman during a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Yankee stadium in New York. Boone was introduced as Joe Girardi's on Wednesday. Boone has never managed or coached at any level, working as a broadcaster since last season after retiring as a player in 2009. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (Mary Altaffer/AP)
Aaron Boone, right, sits with New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman during a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Yankee stadium in New York. Boone was introduced as Joe Girardi's on Wednesday. Boone has never managed or coached at any level, working as a broadcaster since last season after retiring as a player in 2009. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer/AP)

The Yankees seem content, and rightly so, to wait for the price to come down on Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole, the market to come back to them on smaller trades or to pursue the free agent market. While it may not be the Yankees' desire, one has to wonder if going into spring training as currently constituted would be all that bad.

The Yankees lineup is stacked to the point that it can sustain two rookies facing an uphill battle against major league pitching. There is enough firepower with the Yankees seven presumed positional starters to not only to withstand the growing pains of rookies, Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres, or potential first-time full-timers, Ronald Torreyes and Tyler Wade, but to balance their own downturns throughout the season...

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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

The Yankees and Pirates are still discussing a potential deal for RHP Gerrit Cole but the Pirates are talking to "multiple other clubs" as it's not "Yankees or bust," according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, who says a deal "doesn't appear imminent."

This is yet another twist in the Yankees' pursuit of Cole. Thursday, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reporting Thursday night indicating a deal being completed was "a matter of when rather than if." 

The Yankees and Pirates have expressed confidence they can complete a deal, according to Passan, however no trade package is complete and the two sides appear to differ on which player would be the centerpiece of a potential trade. The Yankees still appear to be favorites to land Cole, though they have competition. 

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Sep 25, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) on deck in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Sep 25, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) on deck in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

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The Yankees rocked the baseball world by acquiring reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, who will further boost one of the game's prodigious offenses. The additional fire power will be welcomed, but there are several factors improved by Stanton's addition to the roster.

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Yankees' GM Brian Cashman and Mets' assistant GM John Ricco discuss what their teams may look like for the start of the 2018 season.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters at the GM Meetins Tuesday that OF Jacoby Ellsbury is expected to be the fourth outfielder next season, per NY Daily News' Mike Mazzeo.

Ellsbury, who is due $68.4 million over the next three seasons, has a no-trade clause in his contract if the Yankees decided to shop him. Cashman said that he plans to meet with Ellsbury's agent, Scott Boras, before leaving the GM Meetings on Wednesday. The Yankees may want to get rid of his contract via trade in the future. But, for now, he will remain a projected asset in 2018. 

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | ArchivesTake Cashman's words on November 14 with a grain of salt. There will be a bevy of moving parts this offseason, so each of his comments today should be viewed merely as preliminary thoughts centered on what his current roster looks like...

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | : The Yankees may not have huge holes to fill, but they will be active during the offseason.

They are in the market for a starting pitcher, and would benefit from adding a DH as well, but with some ability for others to occasionally man the role.

Signing Japanese star Shohei Otani could solve the vacancies all alone. A perfect fit rarely sits in front of a team, but Otani seems to be a peg that would slide smoothly into two holes. The kicker - as if the Yankees would need one - is that Otani will come at an incredible bargain as the team strives to stay below the 2018 competitive balance tax.

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There's no silver lining, not when another team is spraying champagne down the hall. It'll take some winter to get to the bright side for these Yankees after losing the AL Championship Series and that's OK.

They should let the sting settle in and fester a little. They failed to take advantage of two chances to eliminate the Astros. No matter how loaded with talent the Yankees are, and no matter how many of their lauded minor-leaguers are vying for high spots on the prospect lists, each trip to the postseason is precious because who the heck knows when the next one is coming.

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There's no silver lining, not when another team is spraying champagne down the hall. It'll take some winter to get to the bright side for these Yankees after losing the AL Championship Series and that's OK.

They should let the sting settle in and fester a little. They failed to take advantage of two chances to eliminate the Astros. No matter how loaded with talent the Yankees are, and no matter how many of their lauded minor-leaguers are vying for high spots on the prospect lists, each trip to the postseason is precious because who the heck knows when the next one is coming.

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Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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Our weekly minor league report canvases the Yankees' farm system providing updates about the status of the teams in action and the organization's top prospects. This week we will briefly cover the playoff results at each level. We will also examine seasonal results and outlooks for 2018 with the club's Nos. 5 through 1 prospects.

Triple-A - International League North Division - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Record: 86-55, 1st place, 6.5 GA

After winning the International League North Division regular season title and the division series, the RailRiders lost to the Durham Bulls in the International League finals 3-1 in the best-of-five series. The Bulls went on to beat the Pacific Coast League champion Memphis Redbirds 5-3 in the Triple-A championship game.

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have announced that OF Clint Frazier has been reinstated from the 10-day DL after rehabbing an oblique injury. 

Frazier was on a rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton, where he went 2-for-17 including 10 strikeouts. 

The 22-year-old rookie, who has not played since Aug. 9, has a .243/.274/.477 batting line with four home runs and 17 RBIs since he made his MLB debut on July 1.

While he entered the year among the top 40 prospects by Baseball America, MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus, Frazier hit .256/.344/.473 with 12 home runs and 42 RBIs with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year.

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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury hits a three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury hits a three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

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Jacoby Ellsbury's transition to a part-time player for the Yankees arrived earlier than even his most fervent detractors predicted when he signed a seven-year, $153 million contract before the 2014 season. Ellsbury's season is not going exactly as he or the Yankees expected, but at the moment, things are working out, making his hefty contract feel slightly less burdensome.

Despite starting the season as New York's starting center fielder, a concussion forced him out of the lineup for nearly a month. When he fell into a bad slump upon his return and saw the emergence of Aaron Hicks and Clint Frazier, he saw his role reduced.

The soon-to-be-34-year-old outfielder took it in stride and is beginning to click as the playoffs near. From Aug. 26 to Sept. 4 (nine games, seven starts), Ellsbury has been scorching hot, hitting .423 with a 1.175 OPS in 29 plate appearances. Ellsbury has four extra-base hits among his 11 knocks and has driven in seven runs during the span.

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier takes batting practice before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier takes batting practice before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday with Double-A Trenton as he looks to return from a strained left oblique, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.

Frazier, 22, has not played since Aug. 9 and will join the Thunder in their Eastern League playoff series against Binghamton.

The rookie Frazier had a .243/.274/.477 batting line with four home runs and 17 RBIs since he made his MLB debut on July 1.

While he entered the year among the top 40 prospects by Baseball America, MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus, Frazier hit .256/.344/.473 with 12 home runs and 42 RBIs with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year.

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