Clint Frazier hits back at Yankees broadcaster for critical comments

New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier

New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier

The longtime play-by-play voice for the Yankees singled out two players - outfielders Clint Frazier and Jacoby Ellsbury - for hindering the team's depth after NY rolled out bench players Shane Robinson and Luke Voit during a pivotal series against Boston.

"I mean, when you're playing Luke Voit and Shane Robinson in important games- you know, shame on the Yankees for not having the depth, but again, shame on guys like Jacoby Ellsbury for not getting healthy!" said Kay. "Shame on Clint Frazier for not getting healthy".

Kay drew flak from fans for his criticism of a man suffering head injuries and tried to walk back his statement later Monday as if he were joking.

Frazier was originally diagnosed with a concussion during spring training, and then suffered another head injury while diving for a fly ball for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in late July. He explained that he was "being facetious," but that did not placate Frazier.

Kay responded to Frazier Tuesday morning, apologizing to the promising Yankees outfielder.

Now, you see where this is going.

"The next time I make light of someone's injury will be the first time". It came out in a clumsy way.

The New York Yankees rebounded from a four-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox last night against the pitiful Chicago White Sox. If you take Frazier at his word, though, it doesn't even matter.

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