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Clint Frazier has been a bit cryptic with his Twitter account, and some believe that has to do with the way our media covered his 2021 injury-plagued campaign.
“— if you want to hold onto yourself, then let yourself slip,” his tweet read.
A fan then replied to his message with this:
Hope you’ll have your moment to address the MLBPA and league officials about the importance of addressing head injuries. Stay strong, hope you have success no matter the future 👌🏻
— Terence McGarvey (@terence_wm4) October 11, 2021
That got Frazier’s attention and he replied that he will eventually get around to explaining what happened. Frazier missed most of this season with vertigo and was sent to Double-A Somerset to rehab for a late-season return.
Just two days later, Frazier was placed on the 60-day injured list and his season was officially over. Here’s what he had to say:
id love to have the opportunity to talk about this situation publicly and probably plan to do so soon — my issues have been very personal to me and something i've wanted to handle privately but there's been a lot of inaccurate things reported about my injury that i'll clear up. https://t.co/4Ju9ZGUhcA
— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) October 11, 2021
Clint Frazier obviously has a problem in how the press is covering the situation. A bit odd that he can’t get involved to tell his side of the story right now, considering technological advances that would make that easy to do, but he must not be able to at this point, legally.
Pretty sad that Yankees manager Aaron Boone and anyone on this staff speak about a player and it could potentially be inaccurate information. As someone that covered Clint Frazier and saw a big season out the 27-year-old outfielder, I’m not surprised in the slightest that this situation is more nuanced than the Yankees press makes it seem.
Frazier ended his season slashing .187/.317/317. We look forward to what he has to share when he’s ready.