TAMPA Clint Frazier, who continues to progress from a concussion he suffered last Saturday against the Pirates, will see the doctor on Sunday, Aaron Boone said.
If Frazier is cleared, he could eventually return sometime next week, Boone said.
Hes feeling better today, Boone said. Yesterday he did the elliptical and I think today hell do a walk and run on the treadmill and then go into his tee work and flips. If we clear him (Sunday) then well probably get him a couple of good days of batting practice and if all goes well hopefully hell be back in there sometime next week.
But itll all be determined on if the doctor clears him Sunday. But he should get some decent work today to see how hes responding when the heart rate gets up.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton both got practice reps in left field on Thursday morning in Tampa alongside outfield coordinator Reggie Willits. Aaron Boone says he plans to rotate his outfielders through multiple positions this spring, hoping to find some more versatility.
There are days where that versatility would become a much-needed help, as Gary Sanchez and others will need DH days as well. Plus, the Yankees are going to play some interleague games where theyll lose the DH and still want to play Stanton and Judge basically every day.
Jacoby Ellsbury will be asked to play left as well. Aaron Hicks started in left in Clearwater on Thursday.
Russell Wilsons coach in Seattle, Pete Carroll, was asked about the possibility of getting in a spring training game by reporters at the NFL Combine. The Yankees have said Wilson wont play in a game, though Brian Cashman said he was open to the idea.
“He’s not doing a great job of going with pitches away from him,” Carroll told reporters. “We are hoping he will start putting the ball into right field a little bit more, you know. We want him to go with the pitch. Aside from that, the curveball is still giving him a problem, like it always did you know, back in the day. So we will see what happens.”
Luis Severino will throw a simulated game on Saturday, Aaron Boone said. The thought is that Severino could eventually make his spring debut sometime late next week. He is healthy, but the Bombers have clearly wanted to take it slow with Severino, who isnt slated to be on any sort of innings limit in 2018.
Severino threw a career-high 193.1 innings last season.
With JOHN HARPER