Frandsen has 72 hours to accept his assignment or elect to become a free agent. If Frandsen does elect free agency, he will not receive the $900,000 salary from the Phillies in 2014.
GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said that Frandsen is still in competition for a spot on the bench if he chooses to accept his Minor League assignment.
The 31-year-old Frandsen is a career .259 hitter in 1,015 at-bats.
By: Kyle Babcock
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