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.