Former Lake County Captains outfielder Clint Frazier homered and doubled in his major-league debut for the New York Yankees on Saturday, but his team lost 7-6 to the Houston Astros.
Frazier batted ninth and played right field for the Bronx Bombers at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. He came to the plate four times. He struck out in his first at-bat, doubled for his first MLB hit in his second at-bat, homered in his third at-bat, and fouled out to first in his last at-bat.
Prior to his call-up, Frazier played in the Triple-A International League this season. He batted .256 with 12 HR and 42 RBI in 74 games with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Frazier played in the Midwest League in 2014, batting .266 with 13 HR, 50 RBI and 12 SB in 120 games with the Captains. The Cleveland Indians traded him and three other ex-Captains to the Yankees in a deadline deal for reliever Andrew Miller last July.