Padres Release Kevin Frandsen

The Padres released Kevin Frandsen, according to'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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  1. 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 ago

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

  2. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    Another AAAA player bites the dust.

  3. Rick Garcia 4 years ago

    He very well could end up back in SF

    • BlueLA 4 years ago

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

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

  5. 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…

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

  7. iheartyourfart 4 years 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.

    • 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.

  8. orneryfish 4 years 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.

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