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Yankees option Clint Frazier to Triple-A

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The Yankees optioned outfielder Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room on the roster for recently-acquired slugger Edwin Encarnación, The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler reports. Frazier said the news was a “tough pill to swallow,” per Adler.

Frazier went 1-for-5 in Sunday’s 10-3 win over the White Sox. He owns a .283/.330/.513 triple-slash line along with 11 home runs, 34 RBI, and 25 runs scored in 209 plate appearances on the season.

Along with Encarnación, the Yankees are expected to get Giancarlo Stanton back on Tuesday and Aaron Judge could return within the week as well, so Frazier’s spot on the roster was anything but guaranteed.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.