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Phillies Outright Frandsen to LV

Kevin Frandsen cleared waivers and has been sent to Lehigh Valley, according to the beat reporters in Florida. Frandsen, 31, has spent the last two seasons with the Phillies as one of their first bats off the bench. He can refuse the outright assignment and become a free agent or accept it and take the $900,o00 he’s owed by the Phillies.

Last season, he struggled with more playing time, seeing action in 110 games, while hitting just .234. Mostly as a pinch hitter in 2012, he hit .334.

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Lefty

    March 23, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I made the incorrect assumption that the Franco move pretty much guaranteed a spot for Frandsen.

    This is going to be interesting- Who is the back up third baseman? No Galvis, so that leaves Cedeno with only a few games at third, Hernandez with only one that I can remember- and who else?

    • Lefty

      March 23, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Oh one more- Maybe it’s going to be Brignac, who played a few games at third last year for the Rockies. He’s had a good spring if you believe ST stats translate, but his track record suggests he splits the middle between Mini Mart and Frandsen.

  2. bacardipr

    March 23, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Brignac is just basically Mini Mart. I must of missed something why was he demoted are they going a different route.

  3. Bob D

    March 23, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprise of a trade/free agent pick up

  4. DavidE

    March 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Good luck to Kevin Frandsen. It was incredible how Kevin and Eric Kratz pushed the Phillies into near contention in 2012. He got another opportunity to play in the big leagues in 2012 and made the most of it. I didn’t see a role for him on this team given that Asche is almost a lock to be the 3rd baseman and the Phillies probably need to give some playing time to Galvis at 3rd base.

  5. c. schreiber

    March 23, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Yes, the Mini is coming back RAJ’s girlfriend.

  6. bacardipr

    March 24, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Im guessing they are probably going to try and trade Kevin for some meh prospect.

  7. George

    March 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Frandsen cleared waivers, so nobody seems very eager to grab him. Meh might be be overstating what they’d get in trade.

    I think the Phils are more concerned with having a backup SS. Frandsen doesn’t play there, but Cedeno (non-roster) does. Apparently, management feels that a warm body will suffice at 3rd for games Asch misses.

    With injurie sto Ruf and Gaklvis, it appears they’ll be filling the bench with more non-roster players, so they need Frandsen’s space, even if they fill it with an statue of an outfielder or a starter who was originally destined for AAA.

    • c. schreiber

      March 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      We want Mini!! We want Mini!! We want MINI!!

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