Padres Signal Seth Frankoff To Minor League Deal
The Padres have signed right-hander Seth Frankoff to a minor league deal and invited him to Main League Spring Coaching, tweets MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell. He’s repped by Vanguard Sports activities.
Frankoff, 31, has spent the previous two seasons pitching for the Doosan Bears within the Korea Baseball Group. In that point, he’s logged a mixed 3.68 ERA with 8.Three Ok/9, 2.9 BB/9 and 0.6 HR/9 over the lifetime of 266 2/Three innings (50 begins). Previous to his time within the KBO, Frankoff pitched within the Athletics, Dodgers and Cubs organizations. He appeared in a single recreation with the Cubs’ huge league workforce in 2017 however has not appeared within the Majors in any other case. In 165 1/Three innings of Triple-A ball in his profession, Frankoff owns a 4.46 ERA and a 152-to-68 Ok/BB ratio.
Frankoff offers the Friars some depth each within the rotation and within the bullpen, as he’s pitched extensively in each roles all through a decade-long skilled profession. San Diego has added Zach Davies to its rotation combine and Emilio Pagan to the bullpen this winter by way of commerce. The Friars have additionally dished out free-agent contracts to Drew Pomeranz (4 years, $34MM), Craig Stammen (two years, $9MM) and Pierce Johnson (two years, $5MM). That slate of acquisitions dampens Frankoff’s hopes of breaking camp with the membership, however he’s an inexpensive depth choice to have available within the occasion of accidents all through the pitching workers.