Frandsen signs a minor league deal with the Phillies.
After a tryout in Spring with the San Diego Padres resulted in his release, Kevin Frandsen had a deal lined up to Arizona. After that deal fell through, the Philadelphia Phillies came calling. With Luis Castillo being released today, Wilson Valdez is the only 2nd base option for the three-time NL East Champions currently on the roster. Frandsen will provide much needed insurance in AAA if called on. Chase Utley is injured, and with Frandsen's signing, it is clear that the Phillies don't have faith in a quick recovery or in their current crop at 2nd. All of this is good news for Frandsen, who could be back in the bigs if Castillo doesn't work as a adequate fill in.
HERE is a link to my previous article on the San Jose native.
|Started Pro Career at home in San Jose|
|Quickly moved up to Fresno|
|Became an instant feel good story|
|Given opportunity to start at 2nd|
|Was being looked at as a future .300 hitter|
|Achilles Tendon injury ended his season|
|Had a short stint with Pawtucket Red Sox|
|Signed and played for the Anaheim Angels|
|Had a Spring tryout in San Diego|