Former Cincinnati Reds fan favorite Todd Frazier tweeted after making his 2021 debut Thursday for the Pittsburgh Pirates that he was awaiting a "miserable tweet" from a columnist who had suggested last month that the team give Phillip Evans a roster spot instead of Frazier.
Dejan Kovacevic's response to Frazier's tweet:
Frazier retweeted the following:
And shared this reply:
Frazier played his first game for the Pirates - going 0-for-4 as the team's designated hitter in a 4-2 win against the Detroit Tigers - after Pittsburgh selected his contract earlier in the day.
Frazier had played for the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and the Mets again since the Reds traded him after the 2015 season.
Last month, Frazier opted out of his deal with the Pirates - making him a free agent - but returned to the team days later on a minor-league deal.
Frazier, 35, hit .224 with two homers in 51 plate appearances for the Mets last season after they acquired him from the Texas Rangers in August for Ryder Ryan. The Mets declined their team option on Frazier after the season.
Entering Thursday, he's hit .242 with 218 home runs over 10 big-league seasons.
Frazier tweeted in February that video shared via Twitter of Frazier celebrating a 2013 home run he promised then-honorary batboy Ted Kremer made his night. Frazier and Kremer reunited in 2018 at Great American Ball Park in advance of a Reds-Mets game.
The Reds traded Frazier to the Chicago White Sox in Dec. 2015 in a deal that brought Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler and Brandon Dixon from the Dodgers to Cincinnati.
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