Nationals Reportedly Sign Veteran Infielder Kevin Frandsen

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

After the latest series of roster moves on Tuesday, the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports, have signed veteran infielder Kevin Frandsen after the seven-year major leaguer opted out of his deal with the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday.

Not too long after the Washington Nationals made the latest round of options and releases on Tuesday, Washington Post writer Adam Kilgore reported that a source told him the Nats might have interested 31-year-old veteran infielder Kevin Frandsen. The Philadelphia Phillies outrighted the seven-year major leaguer yesterday, and he elected for free agency rather than accepting the assignment:

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal is reporting this morning that Frandsen was in camp with the Nationals this morning with a deal either done or coming:

ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick has since confirmed that a deal has been reached:

Frandsen avoided arbitration this winter and signed a 1-year deal with the Phillies, but reportedly forfeited the $900,000 he signed for by electing to become a free agent.

Over the last two seasons in Philadelphia, the right-handed hitting and throwing infielder who has spent the majority of his time at second and third in his career, put up a combined .280/.333/.389 line with 20 doubles, four triples and seven home runs in 174 games and 488 plate appearances. As a pinch hitter in his career, Frandsen has a .265/.318/.343 line.

No official announcement from the Nationals as of now, but Washington Post writer James Wagner too has confirmed the report with a source:

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