SF trades Frandsen to Red Sox
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Giants cleared 40-man roster room Friday by trading infielder Kevin Frandsen to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Frandsen had value for his ability to back up at second base, shortstop and third base, but the Giants needed his roster spot more. As many as two non-roster pitchers, Guillermo Mota and Todd Wellemeyer, could make the Opening Day squad.
An emotional Frandsen, who grew up in San Jose rooting for the Giants, expressed appreciation for the opportunity he received from his hometown team, declaring that he realized he lived a dream for many people.