Thursday, April 29, 2010


– The Angels Thursday claimed second baseman Kevin Frandsen off  outright waivers from the Boston Red Sox and have optioned him to their triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake.  Today’s announcement was made by General Manager Tony Reagins. 

Frandsen, 27, spent parts of four seasons as a utility player with the San Francisco Giants, playing 174 games in the Majors.  He has played in 91 games at second base, 32 at shortstop, 10 in left field, nine at third base and three in right field.  He owns a career average of .240 (98-for-408) with seven home runs and 39 RBIs.

Drafted in the 12th round out of San Jose State in 2004, the San Jose native made his Major League debut with the Giants in 2006.  He batted .367 for the Giants in his final 32 games of the 2007 season, but appeared in only one game of the 2008 season after rupturing his left Achilles tendon in Spring Training.  Frandsen appeared in 23 games in 2009, batting .140 (7/50).

Traded to the Red Sox on March 26, 2010, Frandsen hit .258 (16-for-62) with three doubles, two home runs, four RBI, nine runs and five walks in 17 games with Triple-A Pawtucket in 2010.


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