Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Utility man Kevin Frandsen looks like he'll be back in Philadelphia next season.
Crasnick reported later on Thursday that Frandsen's deal has a base salary of $850,000 but includes certain incentives that could potentially bring the overall contract value to $1.2 million.
Frandsen appeared in 55 games for the Phillies last season, hitting .338 in 195 at-bats. He hit two home runs and had 14 RBI along with a .383 OBP. Additionally, Frandsen hit 10 doubles, three triples and scored 24 runs last season. Predominantly playing third base, Frandsen also pinch-hit in five games for Philadelphia.
The Phillies first signed Frandsen in 2011 to a minor-league deal, where he spent most of his time with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Lehigh Valley. He was called up to the Phillies in the summer of 2012, assuming the role of starting third baseman.