Phillies re-sign Kevin Frandsen


July 31, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Kevin Frandsen (28) rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

After having a pretty good season with the Phillies, third basemen Kevin Frandsen has been re-signed to a one year deal. A source confirmed this with’s Phillies Baseball Insider Jim Salisbury.

According to the source, the one year deal is worth $850,000 and by Frandsen signing this deal he has avoided arbitration. Earlier, in the off-season the Phillies declined third basemen Placido Polanco’s $5.5 million option.  Even though, Frandsen is 30 years old, he did a great job at third base for the Phils. In 55 games, Frandsen hit .338 in only 195 plate appearances. He also had career highs in on base percentage and slugging percentage, his OBP was .383 and SLG was .383.

Finally, last season Frandsen would hit two home runs and have 14 RBIs. If the Phillies decide to go in another direction this off-season, I think a platoon of Frandsen and Freddy Galvis can be serviceable until minor leaguer Cody Asche is ready to play for the big league team.

Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball,  a writer for Philly Sports Nut, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.

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