Frankoff signed a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. Frankoff returned stateside last season following a pair of years in Korea but failed to find much success. In just 2.2 innings with the Mariners, he allowed five runs and struck out none of the 16 batters he faced. At age 32, a big step forward in his talent level probably isn't waiting around the corner.
Frankoff was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. Frankoff threw just 2.2 innings in his return from the KBO this season, and those innings certainly didn't go the way he would have wanted. He allowed five runs on six hits while walking two and striking out none. As a 32-year-old with just 4.2 MLB innings to his name, he's unlikely to play a major role next season.
The Mariners optioned Frankoff to their alternate training site Sunday. Frankoff was removed from the active roster ahead of Sunday's season finale versus the Athletics after he served as Seattle's 29th man in Saturday's twin bill. He didn't appear in either contest and will finish the 2020 season with five runs allowed over 2.2 innings out of the Seattle bullpen.
Frankoff was recalled by the Mariners to serve as the 29th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Athletics. Frankoff will provide an extra arm in the bullpen for Saturday's twin bill as the regular season winds down. The right-hander made two appearances earlier in September, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out zero over 2.2 innings.
Frankoff was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Tuesday. Frankoff pitched well in his first outing of the season, but he was roughed up Monday as he allowed five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out zero over 1.2 innings against the Athletics. Brandon Brennan (oblique) was activated from the 45-day injured list.