Frankoff signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Tuesday.
Frankoff elected free agency in July after he was left off the Padres' 60-man roster, but he'll get to work at the Mariners' alternate training site. The right-hander last pitched in the majors in 2017 with the Cubs and is unlikely to see significant time in the big leagues this season.
Frankoff elected free agency Tuesday.
Frankoff had limited prospects for playing time this season after being excluded from the Padres' 60-man roster, so he'll opt to test free agency instead. The 31-year-old had spent the past two seasons with the Doosan Bears of the KBO, posting a 3.68 ERA over 50 starts. It's unclear whether he'll be able to secure a spot on another MLB roster.
Frankoff signed with the Padres as a non-roster invitee Friday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
The 31-year-old has just two big-league innings under his belt, both with the Cubs in 2017. He spent the last two seasons pitching for the Doosan Bears of the KBO, posting a 3.68 ERA in 50 starts.
Frankoff signed a contract for 2018 to play for the Doosan Bears in South Korea, the Korea Herald reports.
Frankoff was released by the Cubs at the end of August, after making just one appearance for the big club. He threw 2.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out two batters. The Mariners picked him up off waivers shortly after, but released him so he could play in South Korea.
Frankoff was released Sunday by the Mariners, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Frankoff was released by the Cubs at the end of August, after making just one appearance for the big club. He threw 2.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out two batters. The Mariners picked him up off waivers shortly after but have since decided to part ways. Frankoff will reportedly look to play in Korea next season.
Frankoff was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Monday.
Frankoff was designated for assignment by the Cubs last week after posting a 4.40 ERA and 119:47 K:BB in 116.2 innings with Triple-A Iowa this season. The 29-year-old will likely report to Triple-A Tacoma, where he should serve as organizational pitching depth for the rest of the season.
Frankoff was designated for assignment prior to Friday's game against the Braves, The Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.
The right-hander has only appeared in one major-league game with the Cubs this season, and is sporting a 4.40 ERA in 116.2 innings with Triple-A Iowa. Frankoff has been nothing more than added organizational depth for Chicago, and will remain in that capacity if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Frankoff was sent to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.
Just two days after the Cubs selected his contract from Iowa, Frankoff will head back down while Felix Pena returns to Chicago. Frankoff took the loss in Friday's game against the Rockies, allowing two earned runs on four hits in two innings of work. The right-hander threw 37 pitches with 22 finding the strike zone, but Charlie Blackmon took him deep in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie.
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