The Phillies outrighted Kevin Frandsen to Triple-A at the end of spring training. He had 72 hours to accept the assignment or become a free agent. Frandsen opted to become a free agent and landed with the Washington Nationals for a cool $900,000.
Tonight's game against the Nationals marks the first time Frandsen will face his former team. The utility infielder/outfielder spoke with the media prior to the game. He told Todd Zolecki of Phillies.com he was pissed with the Phillies decision and he "earned my way to being on the bench, to being a vital part over there."
It wasn't all negative as Frandsen had great things to say about the Phillies organization and the fans, "One thing you do miss is the passionate fans over there that literally, even when I was in Lehigh, supported the hell out of me. I’ve been fortunate on that when it comes back to thinking about my time with the Phillies. It was a great time and it just ended very abruptly."
The 31-year-old has appeared in 21 games with the Nationals - one game at second base, nine games in left field and 12 games as a pinch hitter. He is batting .289/.372/.342 with two doubles and two RBIs. In 174 games over two seasons with the Phillies, Frandsen hit .280/.333/.389 with seven home runs and 40 RBIs.
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