Yankees GM Brian Cashman was on WFAN earlier today and was asked about when might OF Aaron Hicks return and what might follow. Cashman stated that when Hicks is taken off the DL, Clint Frazier will be sent down to the Yankees AAA team in Scranton. Frazier will still be in the majors for the at least another week as Hicks is not expected to resume baseball activities until they return from their road trip on Monday. Frazier is batting .298 with 3 HR and 8 RBI in his 13 games with the Yankees.
This comes as a surprising move to send down one of your hottest hitters, but it seems like the Yankees do not want to carry 5 outfielders. Frazier still has time to help the Yankees get back on track as they start a crucial series with the Seattle Mariners. Even when Frazier is sent down, he won’t be down for long as he will most likely be apart of the September call-ups when the rosters expand, barring injury.