The Yankees made a few roster moves heading into their penultimate Spring Training contest on Friday night, but the most notable was OF Clint Frazier being sent down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Frazier entered Yankees camp in Tampa with a good chance of making the 25-man roster. However, he has struggled mightily at the plate over his 17 games. The 24-year-old was hitting .130/.208/.217 with five RBI and 15 strikeouts.
Last season, Frazier dealt with concussion and post-concussion symptoms that saw him play a total 69 games on all levels. He worked hard this offseason to get back to normal, even saying he sat in the front row of a lot of concerts this offseason to make sure he could deal with the loud noises of a stadium.
When his struggles began, manager Aaron Boone said "he needs to play every day" as consistent playing time should get him ready for the season. But the results just didn't follow for the former first-round pick.
With Frazier and Billy Burns both sent out of camp, it looks like Tyler Wade has earned himself a spot on the 25-man roster. He is having a good spring at the dish with a .318/.362/.545 slash line, seven doubles, one homer and three RBI over the same amount of games as Frazier.
Hopefully some time down in Triple-A will give Frazier more time to figure out his swing, and find himself with the Yankees later on in the season.