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Video: Clint Frazier hits his first walk-off home run

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Clint Frazier’s second big league home run was a doozy. The Yankees’ rookie outfielder went 3-for-4 during Saturday’s 5-3 win over the Brewers, recording a base hit and RBI triple before he reached his final at-bat in the ninth inning.

Frazier told reporters he’d been suffering from a case of jitters after getting called up last Saturday, but his nerves appeared to vanish against Milwaukee right-hander Corey Knebel. He looped a 1-0 heater well over the left field fence, watching it vanish into the crowd for a three-run jack to secure the walk-off win.

The rookie’s well-timed blast put him in some unique company, per’s Joe Trezza:

Following the game, Frazier gave some insights into his hitting approach after struggling through his first week in the majors. “A good guy to watch is [Aaron] Judge,” he said. “He does a great job of keeping his weight on his backside. That’s why he hits balls where he does. I took a note out of his book and tried to apply it to mine.”

For now, it seems, he appears to be on the right track.

Indians release Mike Napoli

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The Cleveland Indians have released Mike Napoli.

This is not terribly surprising as he was seen as a depth move to begin with. Injury insurance for Yonder Alonso at first base and Edwin Encarnacion at DH, neither of whom are injured at the moment. Napoli was on a minor league contract and the Indians made it clear that, if he can’t find a major league job elsewhere, he’s welcome to come back and cool his heels in Columbus in the event he’s needed later.

Which may be what happens if he wants to keep playing because, after a season in which he hit .193/.285/.428, and a spring in which he hit .218/.310/.431, there aren’t likely to be a ton of takers.