Phillies and third baseman Kevin Frandsen agree to new contract

Kevin Frandsen was replaced by Placido Polanco in Wednesday's starting lineup. (Carolyn Kaster/AP file photo)

The Phillies have agreed to a new one-year contract with third baseman Kevin Frandsen worth $850,000, the team announced on Tuesday. As a result of the deal, the two sides will avoid salary arbitration.

Frandsen's contract includes incentives and performance bonuses. 

He recorded a .338 batting average with 10 doubles, 14 RBI and a .383 on-base percentage in 55 games last year. In addition to his time in the majors, Frandsen played 99 games for triple-A Lehigh Valley this year.

The Phillies now have two players left who are eligible for arbitration: pitcher Antonio Bastardo and outfielder Nate Schierholtz.

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