Clint Frazier not in Yankees’ lineup after hurting ankle

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              New York Yankees' Clint Frazier walks back to the dugout with a broken bat after striking out to end the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Clint Frazier is not in the New York Yankees lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels as a precaution after he injured his left ankle in Monday night’s game.

Frazier sustained the injury during the 12th inning when he got tangled up with Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons during a pickoff attempt to second base. He remained in the game, which the Yankees won 4-3 in 14 innings.

Manager Aaron Boone said that Frazier would be available as a pinch hitter. Bertt Gardner moves from left field to center and Tyler Wade will play in left field.

Frazier began the season in Triple-A, but has made the most of his opportunity since being called up due to the Yankees’ run of injuries. He leads New York with a .324 batting average and 17 runs batted in. He has hit three of his six home runs in the past seven games.