Yankees recall Clint Frazier, designate David Hale for assignment
Frazier was not listed in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals in DC, but is available off the bench.
The 23-year-old outfielder missed nearly two months after suffering a concussion during the Yankees' second Spring Training game on Feb. 24 in Bradenton, Fla. He began a rehab assignment on April 26 with Class-A Advanced Tampa, and was 3-for-15 (.200) with one home run, one RBI, and three walks in four games there before being moved up to Triple-A.
Frazier was 0-for-4 in his only Triple-A rehab game (on May 1) before being activated from the major-league disabled list and optioned to the RailRiders, but he has been red hot since that activation; in 11 "official" games as a RailRider, Frazier is 17-for-43 (.395) with three home runs, four RBI, four walks, and eight runs scored.
Hale, 30, has had two stints with the Yankees this season, making one appearance each time. His last outing was Friday, when he allowed two runs over three innings in the Yankees' loss to Oakland, and overall, he has a 6.75 ERA in eight innings pitched over three MLB games with New York and Minnesota this season.
The Yankees will have seven days to trade or release Hale, and his designation also opens a spot on the 40-man roster.