Phillies To Sign Kevin Frandsen

The Phillies have agreed to sign Kevin Frandsen to a minor league contract, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick (Twitter links). The infielder will head to Triple-A for now.

Frandsen nearly signed with Arizona after the Padres released him, but the deal with the D'Backs fell through. He'll provide the Phillies with depth behind Wilson Valdez, the newly-acquired Luis Castillo and the injured Chase Utley. Jon Heyman of SI.com reported earlier today that Castillo appears likely to start the season at second while Utley recovers (Twitter link).

Frandsen, 28, has big league experience at third, short, first and both corner outfield positions, but he has played more games at second than at any other position. He hit .250/.294/.319 in 173 plate appearances for the Angels last year.


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11 Comments on "Phillies To Sign Kevin Frandsen"


Bob George
4 years 5 months ago

The end of Luis Castillo’s chances?

jnolan33177
4 years 5 months ago

Luis is making the team. This is about emergency depth I think. Look at kevins career numbers, how in the world could they cut luis for this dude?

4 years 5 months ago

The last 365 days have brought the Frandyman to a lot of places

55saveslives
4 years 5 months ago

Kevin will have played for every teams AAA club before all said and done! lol

corey23
4 years 5 months ago

Frandsen >>>>>> Castillo. I was at his first game when he came up with the giants for the first time…. and can say the guy plays at 100% all the time. Give me a guy with heart who is a gamer any day over someone like castillo.

55saveslives
4 years 5 months ago

Heart doesn’t = talent!

He gives 100% yes, but his 100% consists of a BA of around .230

NYBravosFan10
4 years 5 months ago

Good one for the Phillies. A little middle infield depth never hurt anyone

bosox7
4 years 5 months ago

This guy has really bounced around…

TheJesus22
4 years 5 months ago

Still bitter the Halo’s didn’t hang onto him. Great for depth.

4 years 5 months ago

Fantastic for him if he likes to travel.

jb226
4 years 5 months ago

OR ELSE COREY23! You don’t want some random person on the Internet to be angry do you?!