Aaron Boone disappointed over Clint Frazier-Michael Kay situation
Aaron Boone weighed in on the situation involving Clint Frazier and YES Network broadcaster Michael Kay. Specifically, the New York Yankees manager expressed disappointment over how controversial criticism of a player came from an individual affiliated with the team.
“Hopefully we should never have things come from the organization to the media secondhand or in an underhanded kind of way,” Boone said, via The New York Times.
Frazier has appeared in only 15 games this season due to concussion-related issues. Kay, during his show on Monday, questioned the outfielder over his inability to return to the field. The Yankees play-by-play announcer said in part, “Shame on Clint Frazier for not getting healthy.”
Frazier fired back at Kay on Twitter and the latter later issued an apology of sorts, saying his remarks “came out in a clumsy way.”
Boone was asked whether there were any issues with Frazier going after Kay on social media.
“I don’t necessarily love that part of it, but we also don’t want to stifle when our guys want to make a comment or have a thought,” Boone said. “We’re not going to get in the way of that but, yeah, sometimes I’d prefer that stuff be handled a little bit different.”
Kay is not with the team during its series on the road against the Chicago White Sox. An interview request through the Yankees was declined by Kay. Frazier also declined an interview request from The New York Times.