CINCINNATI -- The Reds have one player on their roster, infielder Todd Frazier, who lives in New Jersey, and he spent Monday night hunkered down as Hurricane Sandy made landfall.
Frazier, who grew up and still lives in Toms River, N.J., about 60 miles from New York City, told the Reds that his home withstood the storm "with a little damage from flooding and debris." His home and family will be fine, he reported to a club spokesperson.
Millions of people on the East Coast are without power after the storm.
According to The Associated Press, the full extent of the damage in New Jersey was unclear. Police and fire officials, some with their own departments flooded, fanned out to rescue hundreds. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said some of the damage along the Jersey Shore was the worst that's been seen. Christie called the cost of the storm's damage "incalculable."
In 128 games during his first full season in the Majors, the 26-year-old Frazier batted .273 with 19 home runs and 67 RBIs and was among the leaders in several categories among National League rookies.
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