The Nationals announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with Kevin Frandsen, bringing back the 32-year-old utility man for a second season in Washington.
Frandsen’s deal is worth $1 million with $300,000 in incentives, according to ESPN.com, which first reported the signing late Thursday night.
“More than happy to be coming back next year to DC and @Nationals!” Frandsen tweeted Friday. “See everyone at Nats Fest in December! #gonats #morefog”
Frandsen was Washington’s linchpin off the bench last season, playing in 105 games at four different positions. He hit .259 with nine extra-base hits and 17 RBI while leading the team with 11 pinch hits.
After beginning his career with the San Francisco Giants, Frandsen made stops with the Los Angeles Angels and Philadelphia Phillies before joining the Nationals late in spring training last season. After Washington was eliminated in the National League Division Series, he made it clear he wanted to return for 2015.
“This is the best team I’ve ever had in my big-league career,” Frandsen said from the visiting clubhouse in San Francisco. “It’s spanned over parts of eight seasons, and never had a team where every day was a significant day, like today’s going to be the day we’re going to win. It didn’t matter about yesterday or the day ahead.”