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Giants trade Frandsen to Red Sox for PTBNL

Mar 26, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

Earlier this week the Giants were said to be shopping Kevin Frandsen around and sure enough they just traded the 27-year-old infielder to the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash.
After missing all of 2008 with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon Frandsen hit .295/.352/.438 with 13 homers in 110 games at Triple-A last season before struggling during a brief stint in San Francisco. He provides some solid depth and is a better hitter than he’s shown so far in the majors, but has been primarily a second baseman and may no longer have the range to play shortstop regularly.
Frandsen still has a minor-league option remaining, so the Red Sox could choose to send him to Triple-A. He was made available because the Giants reportedly prefer Matt Downs off the bench.

  1. Joe Pfahnl - Mar 26, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Good Luck, Kevin! Hopefully, the Red Sox will give you the full and complete shot at a major league roster spot that you deserved. The Giants surely didn’t; “how dare you blow out your Achilles tendon 2 years ago when they wanted you learn to play shortstop ‘on the fly'”! What did you do to “make” Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy want to bury you in the minors?

  2. Albie Joe - Mar 28, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Joe Pfahnl is delusional. Sit down, Joe, and have a glass of water.
    The guy simply hasn’t demonstrated that he has the goods!
    The air time and ink invested in Franzen over the years is a wonder. Franzen has no standing, as the law boys say. He is a local kid who played great prep ball at Bellarmine. His family enjoys a long-time association and friendship with Dave Righetti. Does this give Franzen legitimate standing?

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