As first reported by Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have signed infielder Kevin Frandsen to a minor league contract and assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate in Reno.
Frandsen was released by the Nationals at the end of spring training after recording just three hits over 35 at-bats in the Grapefruit League. He had designs this winter on becoming Washington’s starting second baseman, but that never seemed likely.
The 32-year-old is a .259/.313/.350 career hitter in 1,350 plate appearances at the major league level.
He’ll give Arizona organizational depth at third base while Jake Lamb nurses a foot injury.