Tag:Kevin Frandsen
Posted on: December 3, 2010 12:28 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:37 am

Russell Martin among those non-tendered

The deadline to tender contracts was Thursday night at 11:59 p.m., and here's the players who were not tendered contracts and are now free agents:

A's: Edwin Encarnacion, Jack Cust, Travis Buck

Angels: Kevin Frandsen

Astros: Sammy Gervacio

Blue Jays: Jeremy Accardo, Fred Lewis

Braves: Matt Diaz

Brewers: Todd Coffey, Joe Inglett

Diamondbacks: Blaine Boyer, Ryan Church, Augie Ojeda, D.J. Carrasco

Dodgers: Russell Martin, George Sherrill, Trent Oeltjen

Giants: Eugenio Velez, Chris Ray

Mariners: Ryan Rowland-Smith

Marlins: Jose Veras, Ronny Paulino

Mets: Chris Carter, Sean Green, John Maine

Nationals: Wil Nieves, Joel Peralta, Chein-Ming Wang

Orioles: Matt Albers

Padres: Scott Hairston, Tony Gwynn Jr., Luis Perdomo, Matt Antonelli

Pirates: Lastings Milledge, Argenis Diaz, Donnie Veal, Brian Burres

Rangers: Dustin Nippert

Rays: Lance Cormier, Willy Aybar, Dioner Navarro, J.P. Howell

Red Sox: Hideki Okajima, Taylor Buchholz, Andrew Miller

Rockies: Manny Delcarmen

Royals: Josh Fields

Tigers: Zach Miner

White Sox: Bobby Jenks, Erick Threets

Yankees: Alfredo Aceves, Dustin Mosley

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 26, 2010 1:30 pm

Angels' Wood 'at his absolute worst'

Brandon Wood On one hand, it can't be pleasant for Brandon Wood to hear his manager frankly telling reporters how much Wood stinks.

On the other hand, the context of the remarks matters. What Angels manager Mike Scioscia was saying was that the Wood who stinks is not the real Wood.

"We're seeing Brandon at his absolute worst," Scioscia told reporters Friday. "We're seeing a kid whose confidence is very low right now. I don't know if you could have scripted a tougher start for a youngster trying to get his feet on the ground in the major leagues than what we've seen with Brandon."

The infielder, a former first-round pick, has been among the Angels' top prospects for several years and this season finally is getting a chance to play regularly at the major-league level.

It's not going well. He's batting .184/.209/.275 in 48 games, with 45 strikeouts and three extra-base hits. He also has look bad in the field. With Erick Aybar returning at shortstop and Kevin Frandsen playing well at third, it's going to get tougher for Scioscia to keep running Wood out there as the Angels try to keep up with the Rangers.

But Scioscia says the team is not ready to write Wood off just yet.

"After 148 major-league at-bats? No," Scioscia said. "When a player gets significant playing time — it's going to take more than 148 at-bats to make that determination."

-- David Andriesen

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