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Yanks recall Frazier, option Torreyes to Triple-A

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WASHINGTON -- Clint Frazier has served as the Yankees' main outfield replacement this season, so after New York recalled him from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Frazier joked he's in the running for the Major League's 26th man of the year. To make room for Frazier, the Yanks optioned Ronald Torreyes to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Frazier was available for the 5:05 p.m. ET resumption of the May 15 game against the Nationals that was suspended with the score tied at 3 in the top of the sixth inning. A makeup game of a rainout was scheduled to follow the conclusion of the suspended tilt.

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WASHINGTON -- Clint Frazier has served as the Yankees' main outfield replacement this season, so after New York recalled him from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Frazier joked he's in the running for the Major League's 26th man of the year. To make room for Frazier, the Yanks optioned Ronald Torreyes to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Frazier was available for the 5:05 p.m. ET resumption of the May 15 game against the Nationals that was suspended with the score tied at 3 in the top of the sixth inning. A makeup game of a rainout was scheduled to follow the conclusion of the suspended tilt.

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This is the third time the Yankees have recalled Frazier this season. The 23-year-old is providing outfield depth while Brett Gardner recovers from right knee inflammation.

Frazier's Major League stint could be short, though. Gardner, who's dealing with a sore right knee, believes he'll be ready for the Yanks' series against the Mariners that begins on Tuesday. Gardner said his pain increased Sunday morning. He underwent an MRI, which came back clean.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Frazier will probably travel with the team back to New York for its series vs. Seattle.

Entering Monday, Frazier was 3-for-8 with three walks and two strikeouts in three games with the Yanks this season. In 38 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Frazier was hitting .312 with seven home runs.

Frazier hit .231 with 17 RBIs in 39 games for the Yankees last season, but they haven't found a consistent spot for him this year after their offseason addition of Giancarlo Stanton.

"It's hard not to be unhappy about the situation," Frazier said, "but I'm just happy now that I've got a change of scenery."

Torreyes, who's mostly played off the bench since Greg Bird's return in late May, is hitting .323 in 24 games this season. The 25-year-old will likely return to the Yanks in a bench role at some point.

"He took the news like a pro," Boone said. "He wanted to know where Scranton was right away so he could get going. I told him I want him back here sooner than later."

Kyle Melnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington.

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