Frazier was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday. Frazier's time with the Pirates could be short this time around, as he's up to replace Corey Dickerson, who will be out only a few days on family leave. Earlier this season in 56 games with the Pirates, Frazier hit .237/.318/.356.
Frazier was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday. Frazier has appeared in 56 of the Pirates' 64 contests this season but holds an uninspiring .237/.318/.356 slash line over 152 plate appearances. He'll be sent to the minors to allow the Pirates to bring up some catching reinforcement in the form of Jacob Stallings, who will provide backstop depth following Francisco Cervelli's removal from Saturday's contest with a jaw injury. It wouldn't be surprising to see Frazier back in the majors in the not-too-distant future.
Frazier went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals. Frazier recorded the hits off starter Miles Mikolas, bringing his total of extra-base hits to eight on the season. The 26-year-old is hitting .242/.322/.367 with three home runs, eight RBI and 23 runs on the year.
Frazier is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres. Frazier will head to the bench for the third time in the last four games as lefty Clayton Richard takes the hill for San Diego. Sean Rodriguez starts at second base and is batting leadoff for the Bucs.
Frazier is not in the lineup against San Diego on Thursday. Frazier will retreat to the bench for a second straight day with left-hander Eric Lauer taking the hill for the Padres. In his absence, Max Moroff will start at the keystone.
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