• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Kevin Frandsen starting at first base for Giants on Thursday

    Giants veteran infielder Kevin Frandsen will start Thursday's game against the Padres at first base and bat eighth. Frandsen's contract was selected by the Giants on Wednesday following the news that concussion symptoms that will keep Brandon Belt sidelined indefinitely. While he doesn't have a ton of experience at first base, Frandsen has played the position in the past, and could figure into the mix at first until Belt is cleared to play. The veteran utility player hit a combined .280/.338/.356 at Triple-A between two different organizations this season, but has limited value at the major league level.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Report: Giants signing Kevin Frandsen

    The Giants are signing veteran infielder Kevin Frandsen , according to a report by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Frandsen will sign a minor league contract with San Francisco, the organization that drafted him in 2004. The Giants will be Frandsen's fourth organization since March. He was granted free agency by Philadelphia at the end of spring training, and released by Washington and Arizona. He was hitting .309 at Triple-A Reno at the time of his release.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Diamondbacks release infielder Kevin Frandsen from Triple-A

    The Diamondbacks have released infielder Kevin Frandsen from their Triple-A team, according to AZCentral.com. The veteran infielder was signed to a minor league contract on April 21, and was batting .309 (25 for 81) with two doubles and seven RBI in 26 games for Reno.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    INF Frandsen signed by Diamondbacks, sent to Reno

    The Diamondbacks have signed veteran infielder Kevin Frandsen and assigned him to Triple-A, per azcentralsports.com. The 32-year-old Frandsen was released by Washington just before the regular season. If he is promoted by Arizona, it will be the sixth team he has played for since 2009.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Nationals release Frandsen, reassign Gwynn to minors

    The Nationals announced Wednesday they released infielder/outfielder Kevin Frandsen. They also reassigned outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to minor-league camp.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Nationals seeking improvement in bench production for 2015

    The Nationals' bench struggled when pressed into action a season ago, as the group only mustered a combined .143 batting average with 18 RBI. With stars Jayson Werth, Denard Span and Anthony Rendon likely to open the year on the disabled list, the Nationals know bench production will be key early on in the season. The Nationals bring back some guys that came off the bench a year go, including Danny Espinosa, Kevin Frandsen and Jose Lobaton. Their numbers will need to improve for the Nationals to sustain success offensively, especially when dealing with injuries. One possibility to take a bench spot is Tony Gwynn Jr., who's hitting .375 with two RBI this spring. "You want to set a tone for the team, especially when you are missing cogs like Rendon, Werth and Span," Gwynn said via MLB.com. "You have to be able to fill those voids. There are reasons they are paid the top money they are paid. They are not easy cogs to replace. You try to piece it together as a team and hope you can keep the ship afloat until those guys get back."

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Nationals re-sign utility man Kevin Frandsen

    The Nationals have re-signed utility man Kevin Frandsen to a $1 million deal, according to ESPN. Frandsen can earn up to $300,000 in incentives based on how well he plays with the club. He hit .259/.299/.309 over 220 at-bats.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Nationals close to re-signing Kevin Frandsen

    The Nationals are close to re-signing infielder Kevin Frandsen, according to The Washington Post. The 32-year-old hit .259/.299/.309 over 220 at-bats with the club last season. General manager Mike Rizzo had plenty of good things to say about Frandsen at the GM Meetings. "He's a real team-chemistry type of guy," Rizzo said. "He gives you a grind out at-bat. He puts the bat on the ball and gets you a lot of big hits and played a variety of roles defensively."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Kevin Frandsen slugs decisive home run Monday

    Nationals outfielder Kevin Frandsen broke a 5-5 tie with a solo home run in the ninth inning of his team's 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks. Frandsen picked the perfect moment for his first home run of the season, helping keep his team over .500 by securing its 20th win. He has hit .267/.333/.367 in 60 at-bats.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Nationals make Kevin Frandsen signing official

    The Nationals have announced the signing of first baseman Kevin Frandsen. Frandsen is set to make $900,000 this year. The team made room for Frandsen on the 40-man roster by moving Ross Ohlendorf to the 60-day disabled list. Franden hit .234 in 252 at-bats last season.