Giants Shopping Frandsen, Lewis

WEDNESDAY, 3:09pm: Schulman tweets that the Giants are "not trying to dump Lewis, but hope to deal him for an experienced backup middle infielder who can play shortstop and second base."  The D'Backs have one such available player in Augie Ojeda, but there's no indication they're looking to add an outfielder.

TUESDAY, 3:22pm: The Giants are shopping infielder Kevin Frandsen, reports Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Frandsen has a minor league option remaining, but he's slipped on the Giants' depth chart.

Frandsen, 28 in May, hit .295/.352/.438 at Triple A last year while playing all four infield positions.  Three years ago, Baseball America viewed Frandsen as a "solid No. 2 hitter" and potential starting second baseman.  However, he was derailed by a ruptured Achilles tendon in March of '08.  Earlier this month, Schulman wrote about Frandsen's frustrations and his new attitude adopted while playing winter ball.

San Francisco has been unable to drum up interest in Frandsen as well as outfielder Fred Lewis, tweets Schulman.  The 29-year-old Lewis hit .258/.348/.390 with 4 HRs in 336 plate appearances last season.  Recently CSNBayArea.com's Mychael Urban speculated that Lewis was likely to be released towards the end of camp as he is out of options.


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