The Phillies announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a one-year, $850,000 contract with infielder Kevin Frandsen, who had been eligible was salary arbitration.
In 55 games with the Phillies last season, Frandsen hit .338 with 10 doubles, 14 RBI and a .383 on-base percentage. Against left-handed pitchers, Frandsen batted .400 (26-for-65) with six doubles and two triples. The 30-year-old also appeared in 99 games with triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2012, batting .302 with 34 doubles and 33 RBI.
Signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent prior to the 2011 season, Frandsen is a .267 career hitter in the major leagues with 39 doubles, nine home runs, 67 RBI in 283 games between the San Francisco Giants (2006-09), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2010) and Phillies (2012).
Left-hander Antonio Bastardo and outfielder Nate Schierholtz are the Phillies’ remaining arbitration-eligible players.