Clint Frazier told by Rangers he will not make Opening Day roster


Rangers manager Bruce Bochy told reporters on Friday that former Yankee outfielder Clint Frazier will not make the team’s Opening Day roster.

The former fifth overall pick hit two home runs with a .774 OPS in 41 spring training at-bats with Texas after signing a minor league deal with the team in January, which included an invite to spring training.

Frazier, the centerpiece of a trade that sent Andrew Miller to Cleveland in 2016, came to the Yankees with high expectations, as scouts raved about his elite bat speed. But concussions derailed his pinstriped tenure, and in five seasons with New York, Frazier hit .239 with 29 home runs, while never playing more than 70 games in a season.

After the 2021 campaign, Frazier signed on with the Cubs, where he revealed that he had hid a second concussion from the Yankees, which led to his struggles near the end of his time there. But he landed on the IL in Chicago with appendicitis, and wound up playing just 19 games last season.

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