The Yankees designated outfielder Clint Frazier, infielder Rougned Odor and infielder Tyler Wade for assignment ahead of Friday’s 6 p.m. ET deadline all clubs faced to set 40-man rosters.
Frazier, 27, was selected fifth overall in the 2013 Draft and was a key piece of the Deadline trade that sent relief ace Andrew Miller from New York to Cleveland in 2016. Frazier’s best season came in 2019, when he hit .267/.317/.489 with 12 homers in a career-high 69 games. Although touted for his potential and bat speed, Frazier has seen his career be derailed by various injuries, including concussion issues.
Amid their flurry of moves, the Yankees added infielder Oswaldo Cabrera, right-hander Ron Marinaccio, outfielder Everson Pereira, right-hander Stephen Ridings and lefty JP Sears to their 40-man roster.
Prospects not added to 40-man rosters by Friday’s deadline will be eligible to be picked up by another team in the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at the Winter Meetings in Orlando on Wednesday, Dec. 8.