Kevin Frandsen, one of the three Kevins last season to be heard on Phillies radio broadcasts, will have an expanded role in 2019, as he will broadcast half the games alongside Scott Franzke.
Larry Andersen will broadcast the other 81 games with Franzke. Frandsen will handle primarily the road games, and Andersen mostly will work the home broadcasts. Andersen announced before last season that he was taking a reduced role, and the Phillies divided the road schedule among Frandsen, Kevin Jordan, and Kevin Stocker. All three are former Phillies. Jordan and Stocker will not return to the booth.
“Kevin demonstrated during the 2018 season that he brings the perfect blend of enthusiasm and knowledge for our listeners,” Phillies executive vice president David Buck said. “In addition, he has a great rapport with Scott Franzke. We look forward to his continued contributions in 2019 and beyond.”
Frandsen, 36, played for the Phillies in 2012 and 2013 and spent parts of nine seasons in the majors. The San Jose native hosts a weeknight sports-radio show on San Francisco’s KNBR-AM.
“My family and I are beyond excited that the Phillies chose me to be part of a team with Scott and Larry,” Frandsen said. “I have such an admiration for them both, and to have the opportunity to continue to broadcast Phillies games is very special.”