On his ESPN radio show Monday, Michael Kay called in to give his take on the Red Sox sweep. He began talking about how players like Luke Voit and Shane Robinson shouldn't be in the lineup during these games, and then pointed blame at Jacoby Ellsbury and Clint Frazier for not being healthy.
"Shame on the Yankees for not having depth, but again, shame on guys like Jacoby Ellsbury for not getting healhty. Shame on Clint Frazier for not getting healthy," Kay said. "You can't make them get healthy, but if those guys are available, it's completely different."
Frazier then responded:
.@RealMichaelKay facetious or not, I don't appreciate what you said today. i'm doing everything I can to get healthy so I can play symptom free ... so steer clear of publicly calling me out for not when we haven't even had one convo about my concussion this year. #ShameOnYouBro- Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) August 7, 2018
Kay has since responded to Frazier, apologizing and hoping they can talk more in person about his comments
The next time I make light of someone's injury will be the first time. I should have said how unfortunate you and Ellsbury's injuries are. It came out in a clumsy way. If you took it the wrong way, I apologize and look forward to speaking with you personally. https://t.co/g4a0P0UYmh- Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) August 7, 2018
Frazier was diagnosed with post-concussion migraines after initially sustaining a concussion back in Spring Training. He was pulled from a Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre game after diving in the outfield for a fly ball.