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Nationals, Kevin Frandsen reportedly avoid arbitration, agree on $1M deal for 2015

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Washington Post writer James Wagner reported on Thursday night that the Nationals and 32-year-old infielder Kevin Frandsen were close to agreeing on a deal for the 2015 campaign. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reported tonight that a $1M deal was done.

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According to a report tonight by ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, Washington Nationals' bench bat and backup infielder and outfielder Kevin Frandsen has signed a $1M deal with the Nats that includes $300,000 in incentives.

Frandsen, 32, was arbitration eligible again this winter after he signed a 1-year/$900,000 deal with the Nationals late last March. Frandsen was released by the Philadelphia Phillies months after he avoided arbitration by agreeing to a 1-year/$900,000 deal with the Nats' NL East rivals.

In 105 games for the 2014 ``National League East division winners, Frandsen posted a .259/.299/.309 line with eight doubles and a home run in 236 plate appearances, finishing his eighth major league season at -0.4 fWAR.

Washington Post writer James Wagner reported on Thursday night that a "a person familiar with the situation" told him that the San Jose, California-born infielder and the Nats were close to a deal that would bring him back for a second season in the nation's capital.

In eight MLB seasons, the '04 San Francisco Giants' 12th Round pick out of San Jose State University has put up a combined .259/.313/.350 line with 57 doubles, five triples and 15 HRs in 1,350 PAs.