Clint Frazier


Clint Frazier wants to be called a different name from now on

Say goodbye to Clint Frazier.  The former Yankees outfielder — currently playing for the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate — is ditching his first name. From now on, Frazier will go by his middle name, Jackson.  Frazier explained to Alex Cohen, a broadcaster for the Iowa Cubs, that his family and friends often refer to him as Jackson; his former teammates with the big-league Cubs did, too. Frazier certainly hopes that Jackson will have more success on the diamond than Clint. The Cubs designated Frazier for assignment on June 10 after the 27-year-old hit just .216 with a .653 OPS in 19 games.  Frazier, the fifth overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Iowa. And, so far, Jackson is faring well — he notched a two-run single in Wednesday’s game for the Iowa Cubs, his first contest since ditching his first name.  He hit .239 across parts of five injury-riddled seasons with the Yankees. 

Clint Frazier Wants to Go By a Different First Name Now

Outfielder Clint Frazier, who is currently trying to work himself back on the radar at Triple-A Iowa, is making at least one big change in the process. And it’s not his swing or his defense. Say hello to Jackson Frazier:. Well, all right. If Frazier says he wants to...

Why Clint Frazier Accepted His Assignment to Triple-A, and What Comes Next

When the Triple-A Iowa Cubs hosted the Omaha Storm Chasers yesterday, Clint Frazier was the designated hitter. He wasn’t on a rehab assignment, and he wasn’t a 40-man guy who’d been optioned to Iowa. Instead, Frazier was there having accepted an outright assignment to Iowa, making him something of a true minor leaguer for the first time in over five years. For a 27-year-old former top prospect who has already shown an above-average bat in the big leagues, that is probably a difficult reality to face.

Cubs' Clint Frazier embraces corn, beer

Clint Frazier has apparently warmed up to corn and beer. Frazier has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa — keeping him in the organization after the Cubs designated him for assignment last week. Cubs manager David Ross said the organization hoped to retain Frazier after the DFA. They...

Clint Frazier, back with Iowa Cubs, determined to get back to majors

After the Iowa Cubs finished batting practice on the field at Principal Park Saturday, outfielder Clint Frazier grabbed his bat, got back in the cage and got in some more swings. Frazier who had already gone through some pre-game hitting, got some extra work in as the rest of his teammates retreated back to the clubhouse to get ready for Saturday's game with the Omaha Storm Chasers. “There’s a lot of lost time that needs to be made...

Cubs outright OF Clint Frazier to Triple-A

The Cubs have outrighted Clint Frazier off their 40-man roster, after the outfielder cleared waivers. According to’s Jesse Rogers, Frazier has elected to accept the assignment to Triple-A Iowa, rather than elect free agency. Chicago signed Frazier to a one-year, $1.5M deal just prior to the lockout, and...

Clint Frazier Has Accepted an Outright Assignment to Triple-A Iowa

UPDATE 3: After learning earlier today that he’d cleared waivers, we’ve been waiting to learn whether Clint Frazier would accept his outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa. That would keep him in the Cubs’ organization, albeit off the 40-man roster. It looks like he’s accepted the assignment.
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Cubs' Clint Frazier: Remains with Cubs

Frazier accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Jesse Rogers of reports. Initially it was reported that he was mulling his options, but Frazier opted to remain with the Cubs, as there likely wasn't a team willing to give him a 40-man roster slot and pay the rest of his $1.5 million contract for this season. Frazier will likely put up impressive numbers at Iowa, but he is not a key part the Cubs' long-term plans.

Clint Frazier Decision Just Latest Leaving Me Wondering Whether Cubs Know What in Hell They’re Doing

I’ve never accused Cubs ownership or management of being terribly forthright, mainly because the very nature of their jobs requires a healthy level of obfuscation or outright mendacity, but this season has confounded even the most grounded thinkers among us. After Tom Ricketts and Jed Hoyer echoed the notion that the team would have the resources necessary to compete, they made only the most perfunctory efforts to increase payroll.