MOOSIC, Pa. — The New York Yankees assigned Loganville graduate Clint Frazier to their Triple-A club Monday morning, a day after acquiring the outfielder in a trade.
Frazier came to the Yankees organization in a deal five-player deal with the Indians on Sunday. The Yankees dealt pitcher Andrew Miller to Cleveland in exchange for pitchers Ben Heller, J.P. Feyereisen and Justus Sheffield, plus Frazier.
Today @yankees acquire OF Clint Frazier, LHP Justus Sheffield and RHPs Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen from Cleveland for LHP Andrew Miller.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) July 31, 2016
Frazier’s first assignment with the Yankees is the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
He’d been at Triple-A since July 25, when the Indians moved him up to Columbus. In five games at the highest level of the minors, Frazier is hitting .238 (5-for-21).
He was a .276 hitter at Double-A Akron.
Frazier joins a team in the middle of a pennant race. The RailRiders (67-41) are in first place in the International League North Division by a game over the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre begins a four-game series at Lehigh Valley at 7:05 p.m. Monday.
The Gwinnett Braves are in the International League South, but Scranton/Wilkes-Barre doesn’t come to Lawrenceville again this regular season.