Red Sox Acquire Kevin Frandsen

The Red Sox acquired Kevin Frandsen from the Giants for a player to be named later or cash, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News (via Twitter). The 27-year-old infielder has a .240/.304/.341 line in 453 major league plate appearances, all of which have come in a Giants uniform. Frandsen, who has an option remaining, hit .295/.352/.438 in Triple A last year.

He played second and short for the Giants in 2009 and has major league experience at third and at both corner outfield positions. He has played all four infield positions in the minors, so he's clearly versatile. Other than that it's hard to draw conclusions about his defense because of his limited time in the majors.

Earlier in the week, when it became apparent that Frandsen was available, Dave Cameron of U.S.S. Mariner thought he would be a great fit for the Mariners. The acquisition of Frandsen presumably means Boston's search for backup infield help is now less urgent.


19 Responses to Red Sox Acquire Kevin Frandsen Leave a Reply

  1. EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

    Well they wanted that back up middle infielder and they got it.

  2. switchhitingjesus 5 years ago

    Why weren’t the rangers after him?

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      Maybe they were, they may not have been pursuing him too hard though, I have a feeling that Augie Ojeda will end up with the Rangers though. I think they are focusing harder on him.

  3. gigantes2425 5 years ago

    who are the giants going to get now?

    • I suspect it’s going to be cash, and I can’t decide if I’d rather see them pick up a fringe prospect. We’ll see.

    • I suspect it’s going to be cash, and I can’t decide if I’d rather see them pick up a fringe prospect. We’ll see.

  4. jredjamesred 5 years ago

    SEE YA LATER fRANDSEN…WE HARDLY KNEW YA!

  5. jredjamesred 5 years ago

    SEE YA LATER fRANDSEN…WE HARDLY KNEW YA!

  6. Guest 5 years ago

    I’m not sure how Frandsen will help the Sox but it’s depth.

  7. Guest 5 years ago

    I’m not sure how Frandsen will help the Sox but it’s depth.

  8. Will_Clarks_Gauchos 5 years ago

    Shoulda just waived him, right Spandemonium?

    At the very least they got some cash for a guy who was never going to make it with the Giants. He is a perfect change of scenery guy.

    I wish the Giants could have found some use for him, I think he’s a promising player. I hope he succeeds in Boston.

    • Guy has always tried so hard to succeed in SF and it’s too bad he couldn’t find a place here. I hope the Red Sox give him the shot he deserves.

      My brother’s friend went to Bellarmine Prep with him and when he hung out with us he was always the most cordial, classy guy, even when he was at MLB level.

      • Will_Clarks_Gauchos 5 years ago

        He does seem like a nice guy. I sincerely hope he does well and proves Sabes and Bochy wrong. His attitude got in the way when he didn’t get an opportunity. He kept getting passed over for the likes of Eugenio Velez and Emmanuel Burriss. I can’t blame him for that at all.

      • Will_Clarks_Gauchos 5 years ago

        He does seem like a nice guy. I sincerely hope he does well and proves Sabes and Bochy wrong. His attitude got in the way when he didn’t get an opportunity. He kept getting passed over for the likes of Eugenio Velez and Emmanuel Burriss. I can’t blame him for that at all.

      • He’s obviously a good guy, and playing for the Giants met a lot to him, but I think he was trying TOO hard. Getting jitters at the big league level after a call-up isn’t uncommon, but he could never seem to get it together, which is a shame. Best of luck to him.

      • He’s obviously a good guy, and playing for the Giants met a lot to him, but I think he was trying TOO hard. Getting jitters at the big league level after a call-up isn’t uncommon, but he could never seem to get it together, which is a shame. Best of luck to him.

    • Guy has always tried so hard to succeed in SF and it’s too bad he couldn’t find a place here. I hope the Red Sox give him the shot he deserves.

      My brother’s friend went to Bellarmine Prep with him and when he hung out with us he was always the most cordial, classy guy, even when he was at MLB level.

  9. Will_Clarks_Gauchos 5 years ago

    Shoulda just waived him, right Spandemonium?

    At the very least they got some cash for a guy who was never going to make it with the Giants. He is a perfect change of scenery guy.

    I wish the Giants could have found some use for him, I think he’s a promising player. I hope he succeeds in Boston.

  10. coop6589 5 years ago

    Kevin Frandsen was supposed to break out 3 different times but never did albeit one of those times was when we were expected to lose 100 games and he tore his achillies. Frandsen never panned out and it was sad to see him fight and fight but never truely get over the hump

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