After a reports to the contrary, Yankees prospect Clint Frazier tweeted Wednesday that he does not want to take Mickey Mantle's number.
Earlier in the day, 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.
Cashman told Newsday that Frazier never asked for the number.
"It just didn't happen," Cashman said. "It's false."
Mantle's number has been retired since 1969.
Regarded as one of baseball's top prospects, Frazier was obtained from the Indians last July in a deal that sent Andrew Miller to Cleveland.
Known for his flowing red hair, the 22-year-old was forced to trim his locks during Spring Training when the Yankees deemed his hair a "distraction."
Frazier hit .263/.335/.447 with 16 homers and 55 RBIs in 119 minor league games at Double-A and Triple-A last season.
He will start the year with Triple-A Scranton.