Yes, he hit .186/.317/.317 with five home runs in 66 games and 218 plate appearances with the New York Yankees last year, but he also had to endure lots of injuries.
The most notable forced him to miss significant time with lingering symptoms of dizziness and fogginess.
As he recently confessed, he hid a concussion that likely affected his performance and, most importantly, his overall health.
“Clint Frazier said that he played through a secret concussion last year,” MLB.com beat writer for the Yankees Bryan Hoch said via Twitter on Thursday.
Clint Frazier said that he played through a secret concussion last year: https://t.co/tY96mPQ4P5
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 24, 2022
Frazier “Kept Things To Himself”, But He Shouldn’t Have
It was actually a second concussion, and Frazier said to NBC Sports Chicago that he “kept things to himself”.
Professional athletes often hide injuries from their teams in an effort to keep playing, but they don’t realize that they may be hurting their team and themselves when they do that.
The article explains that Frazier suffered recurring headaches and dizziness by the time last season started.
Those were the result of a September 2020 concussion he suffered after hitting an outfield wall while trying to make a play.
“I knew what would happen if I didn’t play,” he said.
That concussion impacted his career and derailed his 2021 campaign, resulting in the Yankees releasing him and the Cubs taking a chance on him.
He will get a chance to prove he is healthy enough to make a difference on the field.
As long as he is healthy, he should be able to have a resurgence of some sort, because he is too talented to fail for long.