Mar 12, 2014; Sarasota, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second basemen Kevin Frandsen (28) throws to first base in the fifth inning of the spring training exhibition game against Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Frandsen opts for free agency from Phillies

Kevin Frandsen could have accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A, but instead will test the free agency waters.

Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports that Frandsen refused the assignment and a $900,000 minor league deal and will likely seek a Major League position somewhere else. Frandsen has played the last two years with the Phillies and played in a career-high 119 games last season.

The 31-year old has experience at all infield positions, making him a potential asset to clubs in need of someone to fill a gap while someone is injured. He has seen 118 games at second base, the most of any position he’s played. Offensively, Frandsen hit .234/.296/.341 last season in 278 plate appearances off of the bench.

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