Yankees prospect Clint Frazier got himself a haircut. Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier, whose long and curly red hair ran afoul of team policy, finally accepted the inevitable and succumbed to a serious grooming session on Friday morning.

Frazier, 22, knew the day would come sooner rather than later, so when a barber was brought in to George M. Steinbrenner Field complex, the power-hitting prospect accepted his fate and went under the clippers.

Hey, perhaps Frazier’s new hairstyle will make him more attractive to a certain Instagram model he’s been chasing. That's something.

It obviously was a foregone conclusion that Frazier would have to part with his curly locks. It’s something he acknowledged early on in spring training.

“I like my hair, but I love playing for this organization,” said Frazier, via the New York Post. “It was starting to be a distraction. It’s time to look like everybody else around here.”

The Yankees’ longstanding grooming policy — instituted by George Steinbrenner when he bought the team in 1973 — prohibits facial hair below the lip, long sideburns and hair past the shoulders. It has become a major talker this spring training as one current Yankee seems to be flouting the policy.

Another MLB superstar rumored to be in the Yankees’ sights in 2018, who has a real affinity for his current grooming and style, will have to confront the same issue as Frazier if he hopes to don pinstripes.

There may come a day when the Yankees’ arguably draconian hair policy will come to pass. But from the looks of it, odds are good that day isn’t coming anytime soon Just ask Frazier.

This article first appeared on Sportress of Blogitude and was syndicated with permission.

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