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.
Kevin Frandsen has agreed on a $1M deal with the #nationals. It includes $300,000 in incentives.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 14, 2014
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.
The Nats are close to finalizing a deal to bring back utility man Kevin Frandsen. http://t.co/GmJLCHHtn4— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) November 14, 2014
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.