Padres Release Kevin Frandsen

The Padres released Kevin Frandsen, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock (on Twitter). Frandsen signed a minor league deal in January that would have paid him $575K for making the big league team after the Angels non-tendered him.

The Padres are looking for a utility player who can handle shortstop and are specifically interested in Alberto Gonzalez and Robert Andino, who are both out of options.

Frandsen, 28, has 32 games of big league experience at shortstop, but most of his experience has come at second and third. He has a .243/.302/.335 line in 626 MLB plate appearances with the Giants and Angels. A right-handed hitter, Frandsen has also played both corner outfield positions in the majors.


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12 Comments on "Padres Release Kevin Frandsen"


4 years 5 months ago

Ah this makes me sad. I like Frandsen a lot. He really filled a gap for the Halos last year, I hope he can make a ball club this year.

Grab some pine, meat.
4 years 5 months ago

As a Giant’s fan, I feel the same way. Best of luck Franny.

55saveslives
4 years 5 months ago

Another AAAA player bites the dust.

Rick Garcia
4 years 5 months ago

He very well could end up back in SF

BlueLA
4 years 5 months ago

or the place were former Giants go to play (LA Dodgers)…Neddy loves them scrappy/crappy former giants

4 years 5 months ago

About time. Cant hit, cant play the field. Should have cut him two weeks ago to give someone else the game time in ST.

4 years 5 months ago

He was awful the one game he played in left field last year. High pop-up and he circled around a bunch of times and then missed it…

55saveslives
4 years 5 months ago

Sounds like Fred Lewis!

4 years 5 months ago

Robert Andino or Alberto Gonzalez would be decent UT-INF options.

iheartyourfart
4 years 5 months ago

I’d love to see the padres acquire a glove-first guy with speed to replace Frandsen. Frandsen could be useful to some team, but I’d never want to see him out at SS.

The funny thing is that Everth Cabrera would fit in pretty well with the 2011 team, but it would really hurt his development if he rotted on the bench and came in as a pinch-runner/defensive replacement only.

4 years 5 months ago

Both of the aforementioned players, Andino and Gonzalez are defense first players that would fit very well. The Padres could be leaning towards Alberto Gonzalez because he is more versatile.

orneryfish
4 years 5 months ago

I smell a deal coming.
Patterson headed to the DL ( doesn’t play SS anyway )
No way Evy breaks camp with the big club.
He belongs in Tucson as the starting SS.
Padres won’t need a #5 starter until April 17th due to scheduled days off.
Extra fielder/hitter until then.