Down Goes Frazier: Pirates DFA The Toddfather
Todd Frazier’s major league career took a turn for the worst today when the Pittsburgh Pirates announced they had designated him for assignment after claiming OF Ben Gamel off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The 35-year old from Toms River, a two-time All-Star has struggled since being called up from the Pirates alternate site in April although he did have two hits in Sunday's win over the Cubs. Prior to that Frazier was just 1-31 playing both first and third base and finishes his tenure in black and gold with an .086 batting average along with 4 RBI's and 3 runs scored.
Frazier, a former standout at Toms River South and Rutgers University, had played for the Reds, White Sox, Yankees, Mets and Rangers during his MLB career before signing a minor league contract with the Pirates in the offseason. An 11-year veteran he will become a free agent assuming he clears waivers and could get a look or two from teams as he can play both corner infield positions and provide leadership on and off the field.