Frazier heads home

New York Yankees rookie Clint Frazier celebrates with third base coach Joe Espada after hitting his first major league home run during the top of the seventh inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Houston. The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 7-6.

The New York Yankees have designated Clint Frazier for assignment, meaning the former Loganville High School star may see his time in pinstripes ending.

Frazier, 27, didn’t make the cut as the Yankees had to get the roster down to 40 by a 6 p.m. Friday deadline set by Major League Baseball.

The Cleveland Indians drafted Frazier fifth overall out of Loganville in 2013 and the Yankees acquired him in a 2016 trade. He made his major league debut the following summer, hitting a home run in his first game.

He played sparingly in 2021 but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told he expects Frazier is close to being ready for spring training in 2022.

“He got taken offline rather early (in 2021) and he didn’t get back,” Cashman said. “He’s going to have to find his way back into it. He’s certainly more than capable of doing that.

“So most important is his health and being healthy. Once that’s in play, which I believe it is, his journey can begin again.”

In five major league seasons, all with New York, Frazier has a .239 batting average with 29 home runs and seven stolen bases.

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