Frazier (groin) went 2-for-3 with an infield single and an RBI double in Sunday's win over the Orioles. Frazier legged out a ground ball to second base without re-injuring the groin muscle that kept him sidelined for the first week. While the 29-year-old eased his way back into the lineup as a designated hitter Sunday, he's expected to primarily play second base and occasionally move to the outfield. It wouldn't be surprising to see the team attempt to trade Frazier in the coming months as he's one of several options at second base and is set to make $4 million for the rebuilding Pirates.
Frazier (groin) will make his spring debut in Sunday's exhibition game against the Orioles. Frazier sat out the first week of games due to his sore groin, but he is ready to take the field for the first time this spring. He will be limited to DH duty, but he will be able to maximize his at-bats, as he will man the leadoff spot in Sunday's contest.
Frazier (groin) is not in the lineup for Saturday's spring game against the Yankees, according to Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. Frazier tweaked his groin in late February, and the injury has prevented him from seeing any action through the first week of spring games. It remains to be seen when he will take the field, but at this point it still seems likely he will be ready for Opening Day.
Frazier is absent from workouts for the second straight day Friday due to a groin injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Manager Derek Shelton said Frazier was "a little dinged up" but didn't specify exactly when the injury occurred. This doesn't sound like anything more than normal wear and tear, and he still has more than a month to prepare for Opening Day, so there doesn't seem to be much reason to worry.
Frazier was named the Pirates' starting second baseman Monday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. Frazier started 40 games at second base last season as well as 13 more in left field. His .230/.297/.364 slash line was rather unimpressive, but the Pirates aren't exactly loaded with talent at the big-league level right now. Erik Gonzalez, Kevin Newman and Cole Tucker are the team's top alternatives at second base, with someone among that group likely to start at shortstop in most games.