Frazier (oblique) hasn't resumed swinging, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.
Since hitting the disabled list, Frazier hasn't swung a bat, and there's no timeframe as to when he'll start. With this latest news, it appears that his return is likely a ways off.
The move is retroactive to Wednesday, though the Yankees probably won't want to push one of their top prospects, especially now that they've activated the once hot-hitting Aaron Hicks from the DL to take his place. Frazier probably won't be a fantasy asset for a few weeks, though expect more news to come out on his timetable. He's made an erratic but often brilliant first impression so far with four homers and a .243/.274/.477 across 117 plate appearances.
Manager Joe Girardi said Frazier will undergo an MRI on his oblique area Thursday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Frazier was a late scratch from Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays due to a tight oblique, and while he said he doesn't think it's anything significant, the Yankees want to be sure. More should be known about his status following Thursday's tests. Even if the rookie isn't forced to miss any time, his playing time is likely going to take a big hit with Aaron Hicks returning from an oblique injury of his own this Friday.
Frazier was scratched from Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays due to oblique tightness, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
The Yankees were forced to switch up their lineup last minute, moving Aaron Judge to the outfield while Chase Headley slides over to DH and Garrett Cooper comes in to start at first base. The severity of the injury is unclear at this point, though more should be known following the conclusion Wednesday's game. This could end up being a tough break for the rookie, as oblique injuries can often linger.
Frazier is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.
Friday's 0-for-5 was the second in three starts for Frazier, who has seen his average fall nearly 30 points over that span. There has been no indication from the team that Frazier is on the verge of losing his spot with the big-league club, but the Yankees can't afford to be all that patient with Frazier, so hopefully he'll pick it up in a hurry.
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