Clint Frazier’s run on a treadmill went much better than last time

Clint Frazier’s run on a treadmill went much better than last time

TAMPA — Clint Frazier felt better Sunday but still wasn’t cleared to participate in baseball drills. And Jacoby Ellsbury, according to manager Aaron Boone, remains sore after being scratched from Friday’s lineup due to an oblique injury.

“I am in positive spirits right now. I feel a lot better,” said Frazier, who suffered a concussion on Feb. 24, when he fell backwards into the left-field fence and banged his head against the wall.

Frazier met briefly with a doctor Sunday morning and discussed similar things as in a previous meeting.

Since Ellsbury missed time last season due to a concussion, Frazier was asked if he sought advice from his fellow outfielder, who also is out of action.

“I try not to talk to anybody about it because my situation is different than anybody else’s,” Frazier said. “I am trying to keep a positive head and move forward.”

Frazier worked on a treadmill Sunday for 20 minutes to raise his heart rate and didn’t report any abnormal feelings. The last time he was on a treadmill he said it put him in an “out-of-body experience.”

Despite Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton ahead of Frazier when camp opened, he remained positive that he would be on the Opening Day roster. That was a long shot then, and it has become longer since he hasn’t played in eight days and nobody knows when he will return.

“It’s not fun all around. I never had [a concussion] before. I have big hopes and dreams this year,’’ Frazier said. “It’s hard to sit back and not watch those things come to reality right now. It’s a matter of taking my time. It’s a matter of taking my time.’’

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