The Rangers are having Frazier take groundballs at first base, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
That the Rangers are considering Frazier to play first base indicates two things. The battle between Ronald Guzman (6-for-30, 10 strikeouts) and Greg Bird (3-for-29, nine) at first base is close but far from heated. And Isiah Kiner-Falefa's productive spring (.389, four home runs, 11 RBI, 14 runs) has manager Chris Woodward considering him for an everyday job at third base. Frazier previously expressed a willingness to play first base, if needed.
Frazier agreed Sunday to a deal with the Rangers, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Texas didn't have the resources to make a serious run at Josh Donaldson in free agency or Nolan Arenado via trade, so the team settled on Frazier to address its void in the corner infield. While the terms of Frazier's deal aren't known, he'll likely be joining the Rangers on a one- or two-year deal with modest money attached to it. Frazier put together a .251/.329/.443 slash line across 499 plate appearances with the Mets in 2019 while vacillating between a full- and part-time role, but he should head into spring training as the favorite to start for the Rangers at first or third base, where he'll likely compete with less established options in Ronald Guzman and Nick Solak at those respective positions.
Frazier is not starting Tuesday against the Marlins.
Frazier has hit .344 with three homers over his last 10 games. Jeff McNeil moves in to third base Tuesday, with J.D. Davis starting in left field.
Frazier went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two runs and a walk during an 11-1 victory against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
When he's gone deep, Frazier has hit his homers usually in bunches. That's been true again this week, as Frazier has three home runs in his last two games. The veteran infielder also has seven RBI since Tuesday. Overall, he's batting .240 with 21 homers, 66 RBI, 57 runs and one steal in 408 at-bats this season.
Frazier went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Frazier took Robbie Ray deep in the first inning for a two-run home run and followed that up with a solo shot in the third frame. He now has 20 home runs for the season, aided by two multi-homer games in his last eight starts. Despite the recent power surge, Frazier is being squeezed for at-bats with the return of both Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo, as he's earned multiple at-bats in only six of 10 contests in September. For the campaign, he's managed a .239/.313/.438 line across 450 plate appearances.
Frazier is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Frazier will sit for the second time in four games while Jeff McNeil mans third base. The recent returns of Brandon Nimmo, Jed Lowrie and Robinson Cano from the injured list are expected to result in McNeil logging more time at the hot corner moving forward, resulting in Frazier taking on more of a part-time role. Frazier is slashing a pedestrian .207/.272/.385 in 50 games since the All-Star break.
Frazier is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Frazier is on the bench for the second time in the series and looks set to fill only a part-time role for the Mets over the rest of the season following the recent returns of Robinson Cano and Brandon Nimmo from the injured list. Those additions have resulted in leadoff man Jeff McNeil moving to the hot corner, leaving no room in the lineup for Frazier. The 33-year-old should still stand a decent chance of receiving regular at-bats against left-handed pitching.
Frazier is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
With the Mets playing a day game after a night game, Frazier will be extended a veteran day off while Jeff McNeil replaces him at the hot corner. Frazier has held down a full-time role for much of the season, but his hold on an everyday lineup spot could be in jeopardy if Robinson Cano (hamstring) returns from the injured list Tuesday, as anticipated. The 33-year-old hasn't helped his case for sticking around as a lineup regular by posting a meager .664 OPS in 46 second-half contests.
Frazier went 2-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI in an 11-5 victory against the Phillies on Friday.
The veteran infielder hasn't shown much power lately, as his first homer Friday snapped a drought of 12 straight games without a home run. Frazier also came into the night with just two long balls this month; he now has four, but June remains the only month this season where he has gone deep at least five times. He is batting .230 with 18 home runs, 57 RBI, 50 runs and one steal in 383 at-bats this season.
Frazier is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Frazier will take a seat Wednesday after starting the past three games and going 1-for-10 with a walk and two strikeouts. In his place, Jeff McNeil is starting at third base and hitting leadoff. Unless Frazier turns things around offensively -- he's hitting just .161 with a .482 OPS through 24 games this month -- he could continue to cede starts to McNeil.
Frazier will start at third base and bat seventh Saturday against the Braves.
Frazier was out of Friday's lineup but will return Saturday. He has struggled of late, hitting just .169/.210/.299 across 81 August plate appearances. If those struggles continue, he is likely to lose playing time now that Jeff McNeil has been activated from the injured list.
Frazier may no longer be a regular in the lineup once Jeff McNeil (hamstring) returns from the injured list, David Lennon of Newsday reports.
Frazier's playing time was solidified in the absence of McNeil, but the Mets have regularly started Juan Lagares in center field of late. If that usage continues, McNeil would likely slide to third base, limiting Frazier's at-bats. Frazier hasn't helped his case by hitting just .169/.210/.299 across 81 plate appearances in August.
Frazier is not in Friday's lineup against the Braves.
He is hitting .173 with two home runs in 75 at-bats this month. Luis Guillorme will start at third base while hitting sixth.
Frazier went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over Atlanta.
Despite the long ball, the veteran third baseman's bat has gone mostly cold once again in August. Frazier's slashing .173/.204/.346 through 14 games on the month with two homers, eight RBI and a 1:13 BB:K, but with Jeff McNeil (hamstring) out and J.D. Davis needed in the outfield, the Mets don't have any better options at the hot corner. On the year, Frazier is hitting .235 with 16 home runs and 50 RBI.
Frazier went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's win over Washington.
Frazier came through with one of the biggest hits of the night, tying the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with a three-run blast to left field. The 33-year-old has put together a .241/.318/.430 slash line with 15 homers and 49 RBI over 92 games this season for the Mets.
Frazier isn't starting the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
Frazier will retreat to the bench after going 0-for-2 with a walk in Game 1. Adeiny Hechavarria draws the start at the hot corner and will hit seventh in Frazier's absence.
Frazier went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and a run Sunday in the Mets' 13-2 win over the Pirates.
Making a rare start at first base in place of a resting Pete Alonso, Frazier's most notable contributions came at the plate as the Mets secured a series victory in Pittsburgh. His three RBI matched his output from his prior eight starts combined, during which he managed only five hits in 30 at-bats. Frazier will shift back over across the diamond and bat sixth Monday in the first game of the Mets' doubleheader with the Marlins.
Frazier went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Pirates.
It's been a rough July for Frazier, who's slashing .197/.284/.394 through 18 games on the month with three homers, six RBI and an inflated 36.5 percent strikeout rate. With 14 home runs on the season, he is on pace for his fifth career 20-HR campaign, but his fantasy value is restricted to NL-only and deep mixed formats as he offers little but occasional power.
Frazier went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, a run scored and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Padres.
The third baseman's two-run double in the first inning gave Jacob deGrom and the Mets bullpen more than enough offense in an eventual shutout win. Frazier is slashing just .191/.269/.404 in 12 games since the All-Star break with two homers and five RBI, thanks largely to a 42.3 percent strikeout rate, but Thursday's effort could be a sign he's about to turn things around.
Frazier isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Giants.
Frazier will get the night off after going 0-for-7 on Thursday evening. Adeiny Hechavarria draws the start at the hot corner and is set to bat eighth.
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