Frazier (hamstring) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Frazier was forced to exit Saturday's contest with right hamstring tightness, and with nothing to play for on the season's final day, the Pirates will keep him on the bench to rest his injury. Unless he enters the contest as a pinch hitter, the 26-year-old will end the season with a .277/.342/.456 slash line to go with 10 homers, 35 RBI and 52 runs scored. Kevin Kramer will replace him at second base Sunday.
Frazier left in the fourth inning of Saturday's game with right hamstring tightness. He was replaced in right field by Pablo Reyes. The team has been conservative with a number of its players beset by minor injuries in recent days. As a result, it wouldn't be surprising to see Frazier sit out Sunday's finale.
Frazier is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Thursday. Frazier will head to the bench with left-hander Jon Lester on the mound for Chicago. In his place, Josh Harrison will start at second base and bat sixth during the series finale.
Frazier will hit the bench Sunday against southpaw Wade Miley and the Brewers. Frazier has been platooning with Josh Harrison at second base over the last 10 games. Harrison will get the start Sunday with the lefty on the mound.
Frazier went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Royals. His fifth-inning shot, Frazier's ninth homer of the year, provided the game-winning run for the Pirates as they try to breathe life into their dying playoff hopes. He's now hitting .281 through 16 games in September with two homers and eight RBI.