January 28, 2021

Yankees’ Clint Frazier homers in first 2020 at-bat in win over Braves (ESPN)

NEW YORK — One player’s adversity can become another player’s opportunity, as embattled outfielder Clint Frazier showed Wednesday night in the New York Yankees‘ 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

With Giancarlo Stanton suffering a Grade 1 hamstring strain, which manager Aaron Boone said had a recovery prognosis of three to four weeks, it was Frazier, and not Miguel Andujar, who got the call from the Yankees’ alternate training site in Moosic, Pennsylvania, to play right field against the Braves.

Frazier started in place of Aaron Judge, who Boone said is day-to-day with “lower body tightness.” Making his season debut, he went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in his first at-bat, a double and two runs scored.

“Tonight was fun,” said Frazier, the cornerstone of a 2016 trade deadline deal with Cleveland for reliever Andrew Miller. “Felt good to get the first at-bat out of the way. I’m just glad that tonight I was able to start with a bang.

“Tonight was my first real game of 2020 and it felt good. It’s not going to be easy every time I step up to the plate. Being in the alternate site…

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