Yankees News: Clint Frazier Doesn't Regret Avoiding Media After Red Sox GameJune 5, 2019
New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier told reporters he does not regret declining to meet with the media following his miscue-filled outing in Sunday's loss to the Boston Red Sox.
"No, I don't regret it. And to be fair, I don't think I owe anyone an explanation because it's not a rule that I have to speak," Frazier said.
Frazier had the worst defensive game of his career in the 8-5 loss, committing an error on a ground ball and having two miscues on fly balls that were ruled as hits.
"The plays were what they were. I sucked," Frazier said. "I lost us the game. Everyone knew what I did wrong, and that's what it came down to."
Frazier, in his first full MLB season, has been an unqualified success. He's hitting .272/.319/.517 with 10 home runs and 28 runs batted in while staying largely healthy—a rarity on this Yankees roster. His 41 games played are sixth-most on the roster.
Despite Frazier not being regretful about skipping out on the media, manager Aaron Boone said he hopes his player will handle things better in the future.
"Part of being a big league player, and certainly part of playing here," Boone said. "We want our guys to always respond when you play a specific role in a ball game. That's part of being a pro, and being a big league ballplayer and being a New York Yankee.
"Those are the things that are part of the growing process that we go through with a lot of our guys."
Whether players enjoy the process or not, facing the media after games—good and bad—comes with the territory. It's something the team likely has and will continue to address with him to ensure something like that doesn't happen again.
Especially in a media-crazed market like New York, that isn't the way to keep the headlines on your side.