Frazier (knee) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals. Frazier exited Monday's series opener after fouling a ball off his knee, and the issue is apparently bothersome enough to keep him on the bench Tuesday. Josh Harrison is starting at the keystone and hitting seventh in his place.
Frazier was pulled from Monday's game against the Royals due to right knee discomfort, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Frazier fouled a ball off his knee during the series opener, but managed to remain in the game and hit a double later in the at-bat. He would exit the game following his extra-base hit. Frazier will be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Frazier is not in the lineup versus Milwaukee on Friday. Frazier will receive a little breather following three straight starts as Pablo Reyes gets the nod in left field versus lefty Gio Gonzalez. Look for Frazier to return to the starting nine Saturday with right-hander Zach Davies set to pitch for the Brewers.
Frazier collected two hits for the second straight game Monday, going 2-for-5 with an RBI single. He made his first start in right field since early August, allowing Josh Harrison (hamstring) to play second base for the first time in September. Frazier is the early favorite to start at second base in 2019, but he will likely remain in right field the rest of this season with Gregory Polanco (knee) ruled out for the remainder of the campaign. Since his recall July 25, Frazier is slashing .350/.400/.593 with 15 doubles, five homers and 21 RBI in 135 plate appearances.
Frazier is not in Friday's lineup against the Marlins. Frazier, who has been the Bucs' most productive hitter over the last month, will sit out in favor of rookie Kevin Kramer. Frazier appeared to tweak a calf muscle during one of his at-bats Wednesday, but the team hasn't announced an injury. He has two hits in six career at-bats against starter, Dan Straily. Most likely, manager Clint Hurdle is simply packaging an off day with Friday's game to give the 26-year-old two consecutive days of rest.
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