Head injuries have plagued promising New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier.
The 23-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since July 20 with migraine-related dizziness after a concussion forced him to miss time from late February through April.
Frazier is receiving daily treatment with a specialist in Tampa, and there is no timetable for his return.
Yankees broadcaster calls out Clint Frazier over head injury
His absence drew the ire of Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay on Monday, who criticized Frazier and the Yankees, who are digging deep into their outfield depth chart with injuries to Aaron Judge and Jacoby Ellsbury.
“Shame on the Yankees for not having the depth,” Kay said on YES Network Monday. “But again, shame on guys like Jacoby Ellsbury for not getting healthy. Shame on Clint Frazier for not getting healthy.”
The Yankees have been in a slump and now sit nine games behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East after being swept in a four-game series by their rivals over the weekend.
Kay claims he was joking about Frazier criticism
Kay drew flak from fans for his criticism of a man suffering head injuries and tried to walk back his statement later Monday as if he were joking.
You know I was being facetious, right? https://t.co/bUZcZwzYXi
— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) August 6, 2018
Frazier tells Kay to keep his name out of his mouth
Frazier wasn’t having Kay’s response and came back hard at Kay on Twitter Monday night.
.@RealMichaelKay facetious or not, I don’t appreciate what you said today. i’m doing everything I can to get healthy so I can play symptom free … so steer clear of publicly calling me out for not when we haven’t even had one convo about my concussion this year. #ShameOnYouBro
— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) August 7, 2018
Frazier is certainly frustrated professionally with not being able to play and concerned as a human being having to deal with head injuries at such a young age.
It’s understandable if he doesn’t have much patience for a broadcaster publicly shaming him over brain trauma.
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