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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 and the Pirates are reportedly still discussing a trade that would send RHP Gerrit Cole to New York. The Pirates are reportedly asking for Yankees' top prospect Gleyber Torres, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Initially, the details of the trade talks centered around the Yankees sending 23-year-old outfielder Clint Frazier to Pittsburgh, according to the New York Post's George A. King III. Heyman believes that the Yankees wouldn't part with Torres in any deal for Cole, adding that Frazier is still the more likely centerpiece but it would take another prospect on top of Frazier. Perhaps Miguel Andujar or Chance Adams, Heyman reckons.

New York has reportedly been interested in Cole, who can become a free agent in 2020, since last year's trade deadline despite the Pirates' unwillingness to deal the 27-year-old former first-round pick.

New Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the team is looking to acquire another starting pitcher, and Cole is among the pitchers New York has shown interest in. Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer and Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin have also been players the Yankees have reportedly inquired about, as well as reportedly resigning LHP CC Sabathia.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Chance Adams, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Jordan Montgomery, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Pittsburgh Pirates
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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.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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GEICO SportsNite: GM meetings 00:04:42
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...

Tags: CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Jacoby Ellsbury, Starlin Castro
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(Koji Sasahara/AP)

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.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chance Adams, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jordan Montgomery, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Chris Carelli
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(Rick Osentoski)

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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.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Todd Frazier, Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Chance Adams, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Justus Sheffield, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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 (Rick Osentoski)
(Rick Osentoski)

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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.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Todd Frazier, Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Chance Adams, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Justus Sheffield, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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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.

Tags: Chance Adams, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Chris Carelli
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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.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Carelli
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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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New York Yankees shortstop Tyler Wade reacts after hitting a double against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. (David Banks/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Tyler Wade reacts after hitting a double against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. (David Banks/USA TODAY Sports)

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The MLB calendar hits one of its final milestones today as club rosters can be expanded from 25 to 40 players. The Yankees have a slew of players that will eventually come to the Bronx, but expect the shuttle to make multiple trips. We'll review some of the players who might have an impact down the stretch (in alphabetical order).

Note: All prospect rankings are via MLB Pipeline.

Miguel Andujar (Yankees' No. 6 prospect)

Andujar has shredded Triple-A pitching this season (.333 batting average, .379 on-base percentage and .531 slugging percentage with nine home runs and 30 RBIs in 235 plate appearances), but he's been bypassed as a call-up mainly because he is considered a work in progress at third base (.939 fielding percentage). Once the Yankees received Todd Frazier in the White Sox trade, Andujar feel further back on the depth chart. The thing is, Andujar's bat is legit and the Yankees could use some right-handed pop. It will be interesting to see when Andujar is moved up, but don't expect him to be replacing anyone just because he can be carried with the big club.

Tags: Austin Romine, Bryan Mitchell, Chase Headley, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jonathan Holder, Jordan Montgomery, Kyle Higashioka, Tyler Austin, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Aaron Judge smacked his league-leading 34th homer of the season in the Yankees 7-3 win over the Tigers on Monday night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Aaron Judge smacked his league-leading 34th homer of the season in the Yankees 7-3 win over the Tigers on Monday night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Yankees and the rest of Major League Baseball will have nicknames on the backs of special jerseys during "Players Weekend" from Aug. 25-27 as the team plays the Marniners at Yankee Stadium.

The jerseys will feature "Yankees" written across the front with grey caps also being worn.

Click below for images

 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees' win 00:01:30
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the action from the Yankees' 7-3 victory over the Tigers as he gets the players' reactions after the game.

Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 34th home run of the season while Chase Headley and Todd Frazier both drove in two runs as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Judge had been in the middle of a 3-for-23 slump when he hit his fourth home run since the All-Star break, while Headley recorded three hits.

Headley's two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead, and Frazier followed with a two-run single that made it 4-1. Judge's fifth-inning home run gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Clint Frazier, Detroit Tigers, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino
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Sonny Gray dealt to Yankees 00:06:08
John Harper discusses the trade the Yankees made which landed Sonny Gray from the Athletics in exchange for prospects.

The Yankees acquired RHP Sonny Gray from the Athletics in exchange for minor league INF Jorge Mateo, OF Dustin Fowler and RHP James Kaprielian, the teams announced Monday afternoon.

While Yankees GM Brian Cashman said outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Gleyber Torres were among New York's untouchable prospects, Athletics GM Billy Beane instead asked for a package revolving around outfielder Estevan Florial, who played in this year's Futures Game, or Mateo, WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports.

Oakland preferred Florial to Mateo, however the Yankees added Kaprielian, their first-round pick from 2015, to the deal as a concession, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. The Yankees will also receive $1.5 million in international signing bonus pool money.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, James Kaprielian, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Oakland Athletics
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(Brad Penner)

As OF Clint Frazier continues to make noise in the big leagues, veteran Matt Holliday has been giving the rookie words of advice on how to block out things off the field. 

Frazier isn't a stranger to the spotlight having been the first overall pick of the 2013 MLB Draft. However, since being called up by the Yankees earlier this month, the 22-year-old has been contacted by virtually everyone that has his number.

"Ever since I got called up to the big leagues," Fraizer said, "there have been a lot of people who have tried to sneak their way into my life that didn't play a role for many years."

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Is Clint Frazier untouchable? 00:02:23
The DNL panel debates whether or not the Yankees front office should consider Clint Frazier untouchable as the trade deadline approaches.

Yankees OF Clint Frazier has been using fellow outfielder Aaron Judge as a role model during his current hot streak, NorthJersey.com's Bob Klapisch reports. 

Frazier has jumped into the Yankees spotlight recently with exceptional play, and much like Judge, he has been humble since making his big league debut at the beginning of the month. 

"I've got a good guy to take a note out of the book that he's writing right in front of my face," Frazier said. "That would be a good one to follow in the steps of Aaron Judge." 

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New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner is greeted by left fielder Clint Frazier following a solo home run by Gardner during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner is greeted by left fielder Clint Frazier following a solo home run by Gardner during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

Clint Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run double, Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner combined for three home runs and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners, 6-4, Sunday at Safeco Field. >> Box score


Gardner went 2-for-5 with a leadoff home run in the first inning and a game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning off James Pazos (2-3). Frazier followed and drove in two runs with a double to left field that made it 6-4, as the Yankees won a series for the first time since June 9-11.

Gregorius homered in the second and fourth innings to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead, but Yankees starting pitcher Caleb Smith allowed a two-run single to Ben Gamel and a two-run double to Guillermo Heredia in the bottom of the fourth inning that gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, James Pazos, Luis Severino, Seattle Mariners
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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)

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said rookie outfielder Clint Frazier will likely be optioned to the minors once outfielder Aaron Hicks returns from the disabled list.

Hicks had a .290/.398/.515 batting line, all career-bests, with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs in 60 games before he went on the DL on June 25 with a right oblique injury. While he was initially expected to miss three to four weeks, Cashman said he is not near a return.

"Hicks isn't doing anything yet," Cashman said, according to the New York Post's George A. King III, "so [optioning Frazier to the minors] is down the road."

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New York Yankees first baseman Garrett Cooper hits a double in fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees first baseman Garrett Cooper hits a double in fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

Caleb Smith allowed the go-ahead RBI single to Eduardo Escobar in the eighth inning in his MLB debut as the New York Yankees lost to the Minnesota Twins, 4-2, on Monday at Target Field. >> Box score


After the Yankees wasted Clint Frazier's leadoff double in the top of the eighth inning, Smith (0-1) allowed back-to-back singles to begin the bottom of the eighth. After a strikeout, the pinch hitter Escobar drove in Joe Mauer to break a 2-2 tie. Eddie Rosario followed with his second RBI double of the game to make it 4-2.

Frazier went 2-for-4 with two doubles, but was left stranded on third base when Didi Gregorius bunted to the catcher with runners on the corners and two outs as Twins reliever Taylor Rogers (5-1) escaped the jam.

Tags: Austin Romine, Bryan Mitchell, Clint Frazier, Minnesota Twins
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Yankees head to All-Star break 00:01:35
Justine Ward reports from the Bronx as the Yankees head into the All-Star break after a 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Sunday

Despite bringing the game-tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, the New York Yankees were unable to overcome Masahiro Tanaka's short outing in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score


Tanaka (7-8) allowed five runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings, as he failed to win his third start in a row. He gave up a three-run home run to Travis Shaw in the first inning and a solo home run to Stephen Vogt in the second that made it 4-0.

Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run in the Yankees' three-run fourth inning, but the Yankees were unable to score against Milwaukee's bullpen.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Milwaukee Brewers
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Jul 1, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) delivers during the eighth inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports (Shanna Lockwood)
Jul 1, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) delivers during the eighth inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports (Shanna Lockwood)

Clint Frazier hit a double and a home run in his big-league debut to help the Yankees jump out to a 6-3 lead after seven innings, but the bullpen collapsed and the Yankees lost to the Astros 7-6, on Saturday. >> Click here for a full box score

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Clint Frazier, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez
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New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

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Leadoff hitters are typically a key to a team's success. In the Yankees' case, they've jumped out to an 11-7 record despite left fielder Brett Gardner's incredibly poor start at the plate. Is it too early to look at the future without the Yankees' home grown outfielder and is it too late to receive a good return in a trade?

Gardner is hitting .182 with a .318 on-base percentage, .236 slugging percentage and a 68 wRC+ (runs created per plate appearance where 100 is average) in 66 plate appearances on the young season. However, Gardner's troubles go all the way back to the second half of the 2015 season. 

The moment Gardner returned from his first All-Star game, he began to backpedal offensively. Gardner has stood at the plate 993 times since July 17, 2015. During the span, Gardner sports a .240 batting average, .334 on-base percentage, .333 slugging percentage and an 86 wRC+. Gardner, once prolific on the bases, has swiped a mere 26 bases (caught six times) in the stretch, though he has five this season. Gardner has managed just three months (out of nine, including this month) with a wRC+ above 100 since August 2015. These are not small samples.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Dustin Fowler, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mason Williams, Chris Carelli
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Mar 10, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (75) smiles while on deck to bat against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 10, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (75) smiles while on deck to bat against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

After reports to the contrary, Yankees prospect Clint Frazier tweeted Wednesday that he does not want to take Mickey Mantle's number.

On Wednesday, radio analyst Suzyn Waldman told WFAN that Frazier told GM Brian Cashman if the club ever unretires numbers that he would want to wear Mantle's No. 7

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New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Following a season in which the New York Yankees finished fourth in the division and traded away several big-name players for top prospects, GM Brian Cashman said he felt both proud and hopeful the team's youth movement will pan out.

"It's my job as general manager of the Yankees to be utilizing every tool in the tool box so we can be the best we can possibly be," Cashman told USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale. "I'm proud of the fact that we're not afraid to be open-minded at all times. I'm proud that the ownership has given me that freedom to do that, while also recognizing that, hey, we're the New York Yankees."

While the Yankees missed the postseason for the third time in four years and have yet to reach the World Series since 2009, Cashman hopes the moves New York made over the past nine months, which included trading Andrew MillerAroldis ChapmanBrian McCann and Carlos Beltran in an effort to shed payroll and acquire top-level prospects.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (Butch Dill)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (Butch Dill)

The Yankees have optioned Luis Cessa, who was in the running for one of the final spots in the rotation, to Triple-A Scranton, the team announced Friday morning.

In addition, New York has re-assigned INF Ji-Man Choi, OF Dustin Fowler, OF Clint Frazier, LHP Jason Gurka, and OF Billy McKinney to minor league camp.

Cessa appeared in five games this spring for the Yankees, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on 13 hits in 9.2 innings with four walks and seven strikeouts.

Tags: Clint Frazier, Dustin Fowler, Luis Cessa
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New York Yankees center fielder Clint Frazier singles during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Clint Frazier singles during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

MLB.com ranked the New York Yankees' farm system No. 2 in baseball on Friday.

Writers Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum graded the Yankees, who have seven prospects in MLB.com's top 100, just beneath the Atlanta Braves.

Gleyber Torres was ranked MLB.com's No. 3 prospect in baseball, while Clint FrazierBlake RutherfordAaron JudgeJorge MateoJames Kaprielian and Justus Sheffield all ranked in the top 79.

On MLB.com's point scale that gives the No. 1 prospect 100 points, No. 2 prospect 99 points, and so on, the Yankees led all 30 MLB teams with 414 points, followed by the Chicago White Sox's 379 points and the Braves' 363.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, James Kaprielian, Jorge Mateo
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Clint Frazier on his 2017 goals 00:00:31
Yankees prospect Clint Frazier talks about his goals for the 2017 season, including breaking into the big leagues.

New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier said he will try to put less pressure on himself in 2017 after he tried to live up to higher standards following the trade that sent LHP Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians.

"I went from trying to fill Clint Frazier's shoes to trying to fill Andrew Miller shoes," Frazier said, according to the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo.

Frazier, 22, was the center piece the Yankees received in the deal, as he was rated the No. 27 prospect by MLB.com, No. 44 prospect by Baseball America and No. 53 prospect by Baseball Prospectus entering 2016. Before being traded to New York, he hit .276 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs in 89 RBIs with Double-A Akron.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge leaps but can't catch a two-run home run by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge leaps but can't catch a two-run home run by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said he expects Aaron Judge to be the team's starting right fielder to open the 2017 season.

"He's got some work to do; he knows that," Steinbrenner told YES Network, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "We're going to figure out exactly what we think is wrong. My expectations are he's going to be my starting right fielder this year. That's a big deal and a big opportunity. I know he's going to make the most of it."

Judge, a top outfield prospect, made his MLB debut last season in early August, but struggled to a .179/.263/.345 batting line with four home runs, 10 RBIs and 42 strikeouts in 27 games. He will still retain rookie status because he only had 95 plate appearances.

With Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Judge hit .270 with 19 home runs and 65 RBIs in 93 games. Prior to 2016, Judge was ranked Baseball Prospectus' No. 18 prospect, MLB.com's No. 31 prospect and Baseball America's No. 76 prospect.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Austin, Yoenis Cespedes
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East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
East infielder Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

In its latest rankings, Baseball Prospectus has ranked SS Gleyber Torres as the Yankees' top prospect heading into 2017.

Torres hit a combined .270 with 11 HRs, 66 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases in 125 games between New York and Chicago's Advanced-A affiliates.

The Yankees acquired Torres from the Cubs in July as part of the trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to Chicago.

Here is BP's full list of New York's top 10 prospects:

  1. SS Gleyber Torres
  2. OF Clint Frazier
  3. 2B/SS Jorge Mateo
  4. OF Blake Rutherford
  5. LHP Justus Sheffield
  6. RHP James Kaprielian
  7. RF Aaron Judge
  8. RHP Albert Abreu
  9. IF/OF Tyler Wade
  10. RHP Chance Adams
Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Clint Frazier, James Kaprielian, Jorge Mateo
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Danny Wild)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Danny Wild)

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Last offseason, the New York Yankees professed to have a quartet of players that were off the table in trade talks. The Yankees engaged in a significant sell-off during the summer, further filling the farm system with some of the game's more highly touted players, making one believe the number of untouchable players might grow. Should that be the case?

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says that the answer is no, recently suggesting that catcher Gary Sanchez might be the only player deemed "difficult" to trade. Let's look at a handful of players who might be deemed worthy of various levels of an "untouchable" tag and discuss their merits.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Jorge Mateo, Chris Carelli
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