The Yankees officially placed outfielder Clint Frazier on the injured list with a partial tear in his left ankle, as he becomes the fifth Yankees outfielder to be placed on the IL through the first four weeks of the regular season.
Frazier suffered the injury when he rolled his ankle on a pickoff attempt in the 12th inning of Monday's 14-inning win over the Los Angeles Angels. He stayed in the game but did not play on Tuesday or Wednesday. An MRI revealed the extent of the injury, which is expected to keep Frazier sidelined for 10-14 days, according to manager Aaron Boone.
The Yankees recalled RHP Joe Harvey to take his place on the active roster. They also optioned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga, who pitched three scoreless innings in Wednesday's 6-5 win, to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They have not announced a second corresponding move as of Thursday morning.
Frazier, who has slashed .324/.342/.765 with six home runs and 17 RBIs, joins an already crowded IL that also features outfielders Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton and Jacoby Ellsbury.
Judge is dealing with a "significant" oblique strain and does not have a timetable for a return. Hicks, who has been out with a strained back since spring training, is hitting on field and throwing to bases, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, however is still a ways away from returning.
Stanton has healed from a biceps strain that forced him onto the IL, however needed a cortisone shot in his left shoulder for a separate issue that arose during his rehab. And Ellsbury, who hasn't played since 2017, was transferred to the 60-day IL after a setback from hip surgery.
The Yankees' outfield is hardly alone in the team's injury woes. Luis Severino and Dellin Betances suffered setbacks in their respective injuries. And infielders Greg Bird (foot), Didi Gregorius (Tommy John surgery recovery), Troy Tulowitzki (calf) and Miguel Andujar (shoulder) are all also on the IL.
Without Frazier and Co., the Yankees' outfield on Wednesday featured Tyler Wade in left field, Brett Garder in center and Mike Tauchman in right.