Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 2 weeks ago

Frandsen was released by the Nationals on Wednesday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

The Nationals' recent acquisition of Matt den Dekker likely caused Frandsen to lose out on winning a reserve gig with the big club. With an assignment to Triple-A Syracuse likely not attractive to Frandsen after he spent all of last season in the majors, the Nationals decided to release him and let him pursue opportunities with another organization.

Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 3 weeks ago

Frandsen has struggled badly at the plate this spring, hitting .097/.216/./097 in 31 at-bats.

His job is not in jeopardy, however, and Frandsen should still head north as part of the Nationals' bench. Anthony Rendon's knee injury could open up some at-bats at third base in the season's first weeks, but Frandsen will need to find his hitting stroke quickly if he wants to earn a large share of that playing time.

Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 5 months ago

Frandsen and the Nationals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract Friday, Nats Insider reports.

Frandsen proved to be a valuable utility player for the Nationals last season by playing four positions and faring well in pinch-hit at-bats, so the club decided to bring him back for another year. Expect him to play a similar role in 2015.

Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 8 months ago

Frandsen got a start in left field Saturday and went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

He's getting about one start a week for the Nationals as a utility player, so it's nice to see him take advantage of an opportunity when he gets one. Don't look for his playing time to increase, however.

Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 10 months ago

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.

Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 1 year ago

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.

Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 1 year ago

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.

Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 1 year ago

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.

Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 1 year ago

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.

Kevin Frandsen 2B/3B/LF WAS 1 year ago

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.