Padres Sign Kevin Frandsen

The Padres have signed Kevin Frandsen to a minor league contract, tweets's Jerry Crasnick.  The deal will pay Frandsen $575K if he makes San Diego's Major League roster.

Frandsen has played all over the diamond in his five seasons with the Giants and Angels, but played mostly third base last season for the Halos before being non-tendered.  Frandsen has a career .636 OPS in 626 plate appearances, but his value to the Padres will come as a versatile utilityman off the bench.'s Steve Gilbert noted that the Diamondbacks also had some interest in signing Frandsen. (Twitter link)

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7 Comments on "Padres Sign Kevin Frandsen"

4 years 7 months ago

i like what he brought to the angels last year. he doesnt have big time pop or crazy skills, but he has some good all around tools and can be a good role player

Worth mentioning that most of his minor league career was spent at 2B.

4 years 7 months ago

With the Frandsen signing and bring in Quiroz as a backup C, on minor league contracts.
it looks like the roster is taking shape.
The 40 man roster still stands at 37, leaving room for additions just before or during ST.

4 years 7 months ago

38 men on the 40 man roster according to Padres site.

4 years 7 months ago

Could be a nice additon…he was projected to be the Giants 2nd baseman of the future but then snapped his Achilles during 2008 Spring Training. He never really got a real shot to play everyday (before that and especially after he came back), the little time he did, his numbers were decent. Being thought of as an everyday guy has passed…regardless, a great signing.

4 years 7 months ago

The guy has 22 career starts at SS which is the Padres position of need. Frandsen will be a Tucson resident this summer.

Sure hope the Padres arent done.

4 years 7 months ago

I would like to see Frandsen, Patterson, and maybe Hoffpaur battle it out in spring training. whoever does the best keep him opening day as our UT player while we send Cabrera down to AAA to get his swing and confidence back. I’m a big Everth Cabrera fan….i love to watch him play as he brings excitement with his speed, arm, range, and in occasions his pop that he shows.