Clint Frazier was lifted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to the major leagues Saturday and likely will begin playing from Sunday against Ryan Borucki, the Blue Jays lefty will play in one of the two matches against the Orioles on Monday in Baltimore.
Frazier supplanted Aaron Hicks in the batting line up amid the Yankees’ 8-5 win upon the Blue Jays Saturday at Rogers Centre when Hicks left in the fifth inning with leg cramps. Frazier went hitless in two outings. He went to left and Brett Gardner moved to center.
Frazier reached the clubhouse at 1:50 p.m and with the Blue Jays beginning lefty J.A. Happ, Boone was inquired as to whether Frazier had arrived before would have he been in the lineup.
“No, we were having discussions about it in the recent few days, him being an alternative (Saturday or Sunday) simply relying upon how our pitching shook out finished the course of the weekend,” Aaron Boone the Manager said.
David Hale was assigned the task for the third time this season who gave 5²/₃ innings of one-run help in Friday night’s 6-2 defeat, to make way for Frazier.
umpire Lance Barrett has removed CC Sabathia for saying something to Kyle Higashioka when he was called out on strike in the third inning.
“He didn’t speak all that much,” Boone said about Sabathia. “He responded to one pitch and not that aggressively.”
Blue Jays director John Gibbons was hurled by Barrett when Greg Bird, who took after Higashioka, strolled.