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Rangers, Clint Frazier part ways after outfielder’s struggles

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Everything is bigger in Texas, but unfortunately for former Yankee Clint Frazier, the ball stayed the same size.

Frazier, 28, mutually agreed to part ways with the organization and test free agency once more after hitting .250 to start the season at the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate Round Rock, according to multiple reports on Tuesday

Frazier signed a minor league deal with the Rangers during the offseason with the hopes of competing for a major league roster spot.


Clint Frazier is again a free agent
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In spring training, he was in a battle for the Rangers’ final outfield spot but lost out to ex-Met Travis Jankowski.

With no playing time available thanks to Leody Taveras’ rise and Jankowski surprisingly fifth on the team in WAR according to FanGraphs, Frazier will search for a new place to call home.

It is unknown whether Frazier will have a serious market when he clears waivers, though at the least another minor league opportunity should be available.

The Yankees acquired Frazier from Cleveland as the centerpiece of a 2016 trade that also brought Justus Sheffield to New York in exchange for reliever Andrew Miller.

The 2013 first-round pick had a frustrating time as a Yankee.

Frazier failed to lock down the left field spot, dealt with concussion issues and didn’t enjoy playing for the franchise.


Clint Frazier wearing 77 is looking for a new home
Clint Frazier wearing 77 is looking for a new home
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The Yankees released Frazier after the 2021 season and he would go on to sign with the Cubs.

‘‘I like it here (with Chicago). Certainly don’t miss some of the things over there,” Frazier told the Chicago Sun Times last season of the Yankees when he was with the Cubs.

“And I’m really enjoying the way that this clubhouse has maneuvered…. ‘And you had to be a cookie-cutter version to be on that team. If not, then you were, like, a really bad distraction, it seemed like. So I don’t miss being told how I had to look for the last five years.’’

In a short stint with the Cubs last year, Frazier struggled with a .216 average in 37 at-bats and a 29.7 percent strikeout rate.

While last year Frazier announced he wanted to be referred to as his middle name Jackson, he has since gone back to being Clint.

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