Yankees option Clint Frazier and Ben Heller to alternate site

After losing to the Washington Nationals, 9-2, on Saturday night, the New York Yankees optioned outfielder Clint Frazier and right-handed pitcher Ben Heller to the team's alternate training site.

New York said it anticipates recalling right-handed pitchers Brooks Kriske and Nick Nelson before Sunday's series finale in Washington.

Frazier, who did not make an appearance in the Yankees' first two games, was with the club during summer camp in The Bronx, and made the decision to wear a mask the entire season.

"I got a lot of positive feedback. I got a lot of negative feedback, as well, just from wearing the mask," Frazier said earlier this month. "A lot of people have their own opinions. I got called a sheep by some people, but it's all good."

Frazier, 25, said people should take the effects of the coronavirus seriously.

"With the situation that we're in, with how fragile this virus is for some people, I'm not really too worried about the negative feedback," Frazier said, "because moving forward, I think it's the right thing to protect myself, others around me and everyone else that everyone goes home to."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.