The Yankees released patrolman Clint Frazier and Venezuelan infielder Rougned Odor on Tuesday, four days after designating them for assignment.
Frazier was the linchpin of Andrew Miller’s trade with Cleveland in 2016. His best season was in 2019, when he hit .267 / .317 / .489 with 12 home runs and a career-high 69 games played. His trajectory was hampered by injuries, including the effects of a concussion he suffered in a collision with one of the outfield walls in 2018.
Odor, who turns 28 in February, hit .202 / .286 / .379 with 15 homers and 39 RBIs in 102 games with the Yankees in 2021, after being acquired from the Rangers in April. Texas remains responsible for almost the majority of the $ 12.33 million still owed for the 2022 season.