Nationals utilityman has the everyday second base job in his crosshairs. With Asdrubal Cabrera a free agent, there’s a vacancy at the position in Washington. “I want to win that,” Frandsen says, as MLB.com’s Bill Ladson reports.
Frandsen, 32, served as a jack-of-all-trades for the Nationals last season, playing at first, second, and third base as well as in left field. Though he batted a meager .259/.299/.309 with one home run and 17 RBI in 236 plate appearances, Frandsen proved quite useful to the Nationals due to his versatility.
Nationals manager Matt Williams seemed bemused when told of Frandsen’s desire. “He is having fun today, isn’t he,” Williams said. “I’m sure at some point during the season, Franny will play second base.”
The Nationals and Frandsen avoided arbitration last month, settling on a one-year deal worth $1 million. The veteran is eligible to become a free agent after the 2015 season.