Giants in the minors: SF signs Frandsen, Beltre, Kobernus, loses Correia, keeps Ishikawa, Cordier and McGehee (for now)

By Matthew Connolly
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Mar 5, 2015; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals infielder Kevin Frandsen (19) during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Goodbye to one former Giant, hello to another

On the heels of Kevin Correia declaring for free agency, another ex-Giant named Kevin returned to the club that drafted him way back in 2004:

Correia was signed in the beginning of the season—around the same time Chris Heston was called up (and also around the time I stuck my foot firmly in my mouth)—and did pretty well for himself in six Triple-A starts: 3.58 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 25/11 K/BB in 37 2/3 IP. With Heston’s emergence and Ryan Vogelsong’s rebound, there simply wasn’t room for him in San Francisco.

Frandsen marks yet another “why not?” signing for the team—a flier on a promising prospect-turned-journeyman who was a good Giant and Bay Area native, to boot. His best year in the orange and black came in 2007 (.269 BA, 31 RBI, 26 R, 5 HR, 4 SB) and he had a great year for the Phillies in 2010, hitting .338 in a super-utility role.

A role the Giants might consider him for somewhere down the line.

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