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Yankees broadcaster in hot water with Clint Frazier after injury comments

August 7, 2018
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This article originally appeared on WFAN.com

Yankees play-by-play man Michael Kay is being criticized for a comment he made on outfielder Clint Frazier's recovery from a head injury.

Following New York's disappointing weekend series against the Boston Red Sox, Kay went on his ESPN Radio show and made sarcastic remarks about the young outfielder's injury.

"I mean, when you're playing Luke Voit and Shane Robinson in important games- you know, shame on the Yankees for not having the depth, but again, shame on guys like Jacoby Ellsbury for not getting healthy!" said Kay. "Shame on Clint Frazier for not getting healthy!

"Again, you can't make them get healthy, but if those guys are healthy, it's a completely different animal."

Frazier was originally diagnosed with a concussion during spring training, and then suffered another head injury while diving for a fly ball for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in late July. 

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Kay received a lot of backlash from fans on social media for his comments. While the play-by-play announcer explained that he was only being facetious, that answer was not enough for Frazier, who took to Twitter to respond to Kay.

 

 

Kay responded to Frazier Tuesday morning, apologizing to the promising Yankees outfielder.

"Clint, I would never question someone's injury. Never," Kay wrote on Twitter. "In fact, I have gone out of my way to say how I felt for you this year and how badly I know how you want to play. It is beyond my comprehension that you would think I would minimize what you are going through.

"The next time I make light of someone's injury will be the first time. I should have said how unfortunate you and Ellsbury's injuries are. It came out in a clumsy way. If you took it the wrong way, I apologize and look forward to speaking with you personally."

Kay, who has served as an announcer for the Yankees since 1992, recently signed extensions to continue as the YES play-by-play man, as well as an ESPN Radio host.