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Kevin Frandsen | First Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Frandsen has elected free agency.
Rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento, the 33-year-old utility man will explore the open market. He spent most of the season at Triple-A, hitting .280/.338/.356 with four homers and 48 RBI in 112 games. Oct 17 - 8:50 AM

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Giants purchased the contract of INF/OF Kevin Frandsen from Triple-A Sacramento.

Frandsen was promoted after batting .280/.338/.356 between the Giants' and Diamondbacks' minor league systems this season. He'll be infield depth for the Giants over the final few games of the season.
Sep 23 - 8:33 PM

Giants signed INF/OF Kevin Frandsen to a minor league contract.

He's now back in the organization where he began his career. Frandsen, 33, has hit .309/.352/.333 at Triple-A this season and gives the Giants a solid depth utility option.
May 31 - 12:32 PM

Diamondbacks released INF/OF Kevin Frandsen.

The 33-year-old was hitting .309/.352/.333 with seven RBI in 26 games at Triple-A Reno, but wasn't close to getting a call-up from the Diamondbacks. He'll look to latch on elsewhere to continue his playing career.
May 29 - 10:13 PM

Diamondbacks signed INF/OF Kevin Frandsen to a minor league contract.

Frandsen failed to make the Nationals' Opening Day roster after batting .259/.299/.309 for them last season. He'll provide depth for the D'Backs at Triple-A Reno.
Apr 21 - 7:12 PM

Nationals released INF/OF Kevin Frandsen.

Frandsen recorded just three hits in 35 at-bats this spring. He hit .259/.299/.309 over 236 plate appearances in 2014, but his almost non-existent spring lost him a potential utility role on the Nationals. Danny Espinosa will likely sweep up most of those at-bats now.
Apr 1 - 8:32 AM

Kevin Frandsen admitted Saturday that while he's seen as the utility man, he would like a chance to compete for the team's starting job at second base.

At the moment, Danny Espinosa is penciled in as the Nationals starter at second base, but with the inconsistency he has shown over the years Frandsen could have an opportunity to state his case with a strong showing this spring. The veteran infielder hit .259/.299/.309 over 236 plate appearances with the Nationals in 2014.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Nationals and INF/OF Kevin Frandsen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.

He'll have the chance to earn $300,000 more through incentives. projected Frandsen to earn $1.2 million, so the deal sounds fair for both sides. He batted .259/.299/.309 over 236 plate appearances for the Nats in 2014 while making starts at four different positions.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 08:47:00 AM

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals are close to a new contract with Kevin Frandsen.

Frandsen is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. It's not clear how much the deal is for, but projected Frandsen to earn $1.2 million. The utility player batted .259/.299/.309 in 236 plate appearances this season while seeing time at four different positions.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Kevin Frandsen went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Frandsen had an RBI groundout in the first inning, and he singled and scored in the third inning. The 32-year-old also added a double on the afternoon. He's been starting at third base with Anthony Rendon sidelined, and he should continue to see time at the hot corner until Rendon returns.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Nationals signed INF Kevin Frandsen to a one-year, $900,000 contract.

Frandsen could earn more with incentives. The 31-year-old hit .234/.296/.341 with five home runs and 26 RBI over 278 plate appearances with the Phillies last year and will serve as a utility infielder with his new club.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 10:25:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals will sign infielder Kevin Frandsen.

The deal might already be done, as he was in Nats' camp on Wednesday morning. Frandsen opted for free agency on Tuesday after being outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster. The 31-year-old will likely land a bench job with the Nationals out of spring training.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 09:26:00 AM

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals are interested in Kevin Frandsen.

There could be room for him on the bench after the Nats sent down Tyler Moore. Frandsen opted for free agency earlier Tuesday after being outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster. Kilgore says there are 1-2 other teams interested in the veteran infielder.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 06:20:00 PM

Kevin Frandsen has elected free agency.

Frandsen was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster over the weekend and has decided to forfeit his $900,000 salary for 2014 rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A. He'll hope to latch on elsewhere as a bench player.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 01:29:00 PM

Phillies sent INF Kevin Frandsen outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Frandsen now has 72 hours to accept the assignment or become a free agent. If accepting, he would remain in camp with the Phillies where he still has a chance to crack the Opening Day roster as a reserve infielder.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 07:35:00 PM

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