Phillies radio broadcaster Kevin Frandsen lands TV commentating deal with the Washington Nationals
Part-time Phillies radio commentator Kevin Frandsen has landed a new gig in Major League Baseball. Frandsen will be joining the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network crew as a television color commentator for the Washington Nationals.
Kevin Frandsen has been calling Phillies games on the radio with Scott Franzke for four years. He served as a part-time fill-in for Larry Anderson, specifically for road games, providing great analysis from a former player standpoint. Frandsen will be leaving one of his former teams (Philadelphia) and joining another one of his former teams (Washington).
Here’s what Kevin Frandsen had to say in his press release in regards to new opportunities, and leaving Philadelphia.
“Thrilled is an understatement to describe the way I feel right now…I’d like to thank MASN and the Lerner family for this tremendous opportunity. I’d also like to thank my team of Amanda, Tenley, and Daylen for their love and support. Being able to learn from and work alongside Scott Franzke, Larry Anderson, Rob Brooks, and everyone in Philadelphia the last four seasons has been a blessing, but I’m so excited to work with Bob Carpenter and bring games to the incredibly knowledgeable and passionate Nationals fan base. I cannot wait to get started.”
Frandsen played nine seasons in the MLB, including one with the Nationals after his two-year stint with the Phillies. He hit .259/.299/.309 in Washington in 2014, with an OPS of .608, while hitting 1 HR and 17 RBIs as well. Frandsen hit .280/.333/.389 in his two years in Philadelphia, knocking in 7 HRs and 40 RBIs. Here’s what Frandsen had to say in 2018 when he originally joined the radio broadcast team.
Kevin Frandsen has officially landed his first consistent television opportunity, with the division-rival Washington Nationals. He’ll join legendary play-by-play announcer Bob Carpenter, the two-time St.Louis-area Emmy winner, and voice of the Washington Nationals since 2006.
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No announcement has been made in regards to Frandsen’s replacement, but with Spring Training just 24 days away, expect further news in the coming days.
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