The Diamondbacks are signing Seth Frankoff to a minor-league contract, MLBTR has learned. The 32-year-old made his return to MLB last year after spending the previous two seasons in South Korea.
A former Athletics, Cubs and Dodgers farmhand, Frankoff performed well for the Korea Baseball Organization’s Doosan Bears from 2018-19. Over a combined 266.2 innings between the two seasons, the right-hander posted a 3.68 ERA with solid strikeout (21.9%) and walk (7.6%) rates.
That showing earned Frankoff a minor-league deal from the Padres last winter. He failed to crack San Diego’s big league roster, though, and elected free agency. The Vanguard Sports client then signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners and eventually earned his way onto the roster. He made a pair of relief appearances before being optioned out and was eventually outrighted off Seattle’s 40-man.
Frankoff’s big league track record only consists of three MLB games (one with the 2017 Cubs). Nevertheless, he’ll be on hand as a flexible high-minors depth option for the D-Backs. Frankoff’s starting experience in Korea could make him an option for either the rotation or multi-inning relief if he shows well in the spring.
Better a Frankoff than a Jackoff.
It’s pronounced Ja-cof
Hosmer for HOF
They signed Jackoff too it just wasn’t reported
Sadly, Jag was not signed.
I thought he was signed to one of them loooong term contracts if you get my drift…
I’m done with the innuendo game lmao.
Saw Jackoff take a couple of at-bats in AAA a while back. Kids gotta helluva stroke.
Went to a party with this buddy of mine, and after a couple of drinks, we got the fireworks out and he blew his frankoff!
D Backs making moves!
I would say I feel bad for them and Giants and Rockies fans right now….but I’ve been a Padre fan since day one 1969.
It’s finally someone else’s turn to be looking up at us and the Dodgers.
As a fellow Padre fan…just shut up.
Dbacks gonna build back up till they have a average year then year it all down again. Happens everytime. Hard to be a dbacks fan