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Giants sign Kevin Frandsen, lose Kevin Correia to free agency

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The club also retained Travis Ishikawa on a busy day of roster moves.

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It was a busy day for the Giants' Triple-A club on Sunday, as the club was involved in three notable roster moves. In addition to signing free-agent infielder Kevin Frandsen to a minor-league deal, the club lost right-hander Kevin Correia, who opted out of his minor-league deal to pursue free agency, and retained first baseman Travis Ishikawa, who was outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers.

Frandsen, 33, has spent the first part of his season with the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate, hitting .309/.352/.333 in 26 games since being released by the Nationals at the end of spring training. He will report to the Giants' Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento, providing infield depth for the team and giving them another option at third base in the wake of the decision to designate Casey McGehee for assignment. Frandsen, an eight-year veteran, originally broke into the majors with the Giants, hitting .240 with seven home runs in four seasons with the club.

Correia, whose minor-league deal included an opt-out date of June 1, was widely expected to hit free agency after posting a 3.58 ERA in six starts with Sacramento to start the season. The veteran was originally picked up by San Francisco after being released by the Mariners during spring training, and is looking to hook on with his fifth organization in the last two years.

Ishikawa, 31, will remain in the Giants' organization after the club designated him for assignment and exposed him to waivers earlier in the week. It was expected that he would draw external interest from needy teams such as the Rays or Cardinals, but they apparently passed on acquiring him, allowing the postseason hero to return to Triple-A as organizational depth for the Giants.