Outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Rougned Odor have been launched by the New York Yankees on Tuesday after they have been designated for task 4 days in the past and went unclaimed on waivers.
The 27-year-old Frazier was the fifth decide total within the 2013 novice draft by Cleveland and was a prized prospect when he was acquired by the Yankees in a July 2016 commerce that despatched reliever Andrew Miller to the Indians.
Frazier made his main league debut in July 2017, however the outfielder by no means has had greater than 246 plate appearances in a season. His 2018 season was wrecked when he collided with an outfield wall at Bradenton, Florida, throughout a spring coaching sport, sustaining a concussion that restricted him to 41 plate appearances that season.
He hit .267 with 12 homers and 38 RBIs in 2019 however struggled with protection, reaching a low level towards Boston that June when he misplayed balls off the bat of Eduardo Núñez, Andrew Benintendi and Michael Chavis.
His protection was a lot improved by this season, however he hit .186 with 5 homers and 15 RBIs. He didn’t play after June 30 due to what the Yankees described as vertigo-like signs.
“I’d love to have the opportunity to talk about this situation publicly and probably plan to do so soon,” Frazier wrote on Twitter on Oct. 11. “My issues have been very personal to me and something I’ve wanted to handle privately, but there’s been a lot of inaccurate things reported about my injury that I’ll clear up.”
Frazier had a $2.1 million wage final season and had been eligible for arbitration.
Odor hit .202 with 15 homers and 39 RBIs in 322 at-bats.
Odor had a $12 million wage for 2022. As a part of his April commerce from Texas, the Yankees are accountable just for subsequent yr’s league minimal wage and the Rangers are accountable for the remainder plus a $3 million buyout of his 2023 possibility.