Kevin Frandsen LF SF 8 months ago

Frandsen will start Thursday's game agaisnt the Padres at first base and bat eighth.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Frandsen's contract was selected by the Giants on Wednesday following the news that concussion symptoms that will keep Brandon Belt sidelined indefinitely. While he doesn't have a ton of experience at first base, Frandsen has played the position in the past, and could figure into the mix at first until Belt is cleared to play. The veteran utility player hit a combined .280/.338/.356 at Triple-A between two different organizations this season, but has limited value at the major league level.

Kevin Frandsen LF SF 12 months ago

Frandsen signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Sunday,'s Jerry Crasnick reports.

After being released by the Diamondbacks two days ago, Frandsen quickly found work with the organization that selected him in the 12th round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft. Frandsen, who slashed .309/.352/.333 over 81 at-bats with Triple-A Reno in the Diamondbacks' organization, will likely stay in the Pacific Coast League and head to Triple-A Sacramento. His versatility could allow him to earn his way back to the big leagues if injuries decimate the Giants' depth at multiple positions.

Kevin Frandsen LF SF 12 months ago

Frandsen was released by the Diamondbacks on Friday, Nick Piecoro of reports.

Frandsen hit .309 in 26 games with Triple-A Reno to begin the year, but just two of his 25 hits went for extra bases (both doubles) and it seems the Diamondbacks decided he wouldn't be an option for the major league club anytime soon. The 33-year-old will look to latch on elsewhere as organizational depth.

Kevin Frandsen LF SF 1 year ago

Frandsen signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of reports.

The 32-year-old was brought in to bolster the infield depth at Triple-A Reno after Danny Dorn was called up to the major league club. Frandsen hit .259/.299/.309 in 105 games (236 PA) with the Nationals last season.

Kevin Frandsen LF SF 1 year 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 LF SF 1 year 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 LF SF 2 years 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 LF SF 2 years 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 LF SF 2 years 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 LF SF 2 years 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.