Jan 5, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT
From ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick comes word that the Padres have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with infielder Kevin Frandsen.
Frandsen, 28, can make $575,000 if he lands on San Diego’s Opening Day roster and manages to hang around for the entire 2011 season.
Our guess is he will kick off the year at Triple-A and will only be called up in the event of an emergency.
The Padres already have a couple of versatile bench players on their roster like Everth Cabrera, Eric Patterson and Oscar Salazar, and Frandsen batted just .250 with a .294 on-base percentage across 173 plate appearances last season as a utility infielder for the Angels. He doesn’t have the best range on the infield either and currently carries a .243/.302/.335 career batting line.
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