Frazier and the Yankees reached a one-year, $2.1 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Frazier appeared in 39 games for the Yankees in 2020, slashing .267/.394/.511 with eight home runs and 26 RBI. He struggled over the final few games of the regular season but should serve as the team's primary left fielder to begin the 2021 campaign.
Frazier went 1-for-2 with a solo home run Monday in the Yankees' 9-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the ALDS. He was the first to get to Blake Snell -- Kyle Higashioka and Aaron Judge touched the lefty up for homers later on. Frazier took a back seat to veteran Brett Gardner in the AL Wild Card Series and it's very possible Gardner will be back in there Tuesday with a righty in Tyler Glasnow starting for Tampa Bay.
Frazier will sit for Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against Cleveland on Wednesday. The Yankees will stick with the veteran Brett Gardner in left field. It's hard to argue with that decision, as Gardner went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and a pair of runs scored in the series opener. Frazier could still play a role at some point this postseason, but he doesn't appear to be the primary option at the moment.
Frazier isn't starting Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series against Cleveland on Tuesday. Frazier struggled to end the regular season as he went 1-for-20 with four walks, two runs and 11 strikeouts over his last six games. Brett Gardner will serve as the left fielder to begin the AL Wild Card Round.
Frazier is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. The 26-year-old is 1-for-20 with 11 strikeouts in his past six games and will receive a day off for the season finale. Frazier is likely to close the season with a .267/.394/.511 slash line with eight homers and 26 RBI in 39 games, though he could still come off the bench Sunday. Brett Gardner takes over in left field for the Yankees.