Clint Frazier's 'Toy Story' Tweet Hints He Will Be Joining Yankees


It’s to infinity and beyond for Clint Frazier.

The Yankees outfielder appears to be getting the call back up to the big-league squad after Giancarlo Stanton was placed on the 10-day injured list with hamstring tightness on Sunday.

While the Yankees have not made an official announcement regarding Frazier, the 25-year-old tweeted a GIF of Buzz Lightyear from the movie “Toy Story” rising up from the ground underneath the other toys – signaling that he is back.

— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) August 10, 2020

The Yankees did announce that Thairo Estrada, who was recalled from the taxi squad on Sunday to replace Stanton, was being optioned to the alternate site on Monday, so a corresponding move is expected.

Frazier, 25, has been at the team’s alternate site since the second game of the season due to the team’s incredible depth of outfielders it carries with Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Mike Tauchman, Brett Gardner and even Miguel Andujar, who had been getting reps in left field as the Yankees looked to move him off third base. Frazier’s defensive shortcomings left him as the odd man out.

But with Stanton’s bat out of the lineup, Frazier has the power capable of being a worthy replacement to fill the DH role on the team in the slugger’s absence.

In 2019, Frazier hit .267/.317/.489 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 69 games with the Yankees.

It is yet another chance for Frazier, who joins the team after losing three of four to the AL East rival Rays and in need for a bit of a spark.