Frazier was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
The move comes as little surprise, as Frazier was already expected to miss the rest of the season. A pair of concussions cost him most of his season, as he appeared in just 15 games at the big-league level. He hit a solid .265/.390/.353 in those games and a very strong .311/.389/.574 in 48 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Justus Sheffield's contract was purchased in a corresponding move.
Frazier (concussion) started a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Thursday.
Frazier is plugged into the DH spot in Game 1 of Tampa's twin bill, which marks his first appearance in a live game since July 19. The outfielder has been working his way back from concussion symptoms for the second time this season after previously suffering a head injury in spring training. He was able to begin ramping up baseball activities last week and could be a factor for the Yankees down the stretch if he's able to get back to full health. Even if all goes well, expect him to remain on a rehab assignment for the next week or so until the minor-league campaigns are all finished up in order to receive as many at-bats as possible.
Frazier has been hampered with concussion symptoms since July 19, although he's slowly beginning to participate in more baseball activities. If he manages to successfully increase his activity, expect him to embark on a minor-league rehab assignment in the near future, with the potential for a mid-to-late September return from the shelf.
Manager Aaron Boone indicated Frazier is still feeling symptoms from the post-concussion migraines he sustained July 19, but is "trending in the right direction," Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports.
Frazier is hitting in the cage and throwing while in Tampa Bay, but is still limited while experiencing symptoms. Once cleared, the 23-year-old should require a minor-league rehab assignment, but at this point -- three weeks removed from the incident -- there's no telling when that may be.
Manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that Frazier is still feeling symptoms from the post-concussion migraines that he sustained July 19, Marc Carig of The Athletic reports.
Boone didn't specify any sort of timetable, likely because the club still doesn't know how much longer Frazier will need before he is deemed symptom-free. The manager added that Frazier is dealing with "fogginess" which isn't a great sign considering it's almost been two weeks since the incident. Consider Frazier out indefinitely.
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