Bill Ladson

Frandsen thrilled, not satisfied, with first postseason

Frandsen thrilled, not satisfied, with first postseason

WASHINGTON -- After 11 years of professional baseball, Nationals utilityman Kevin Frandsen will be in the postseason for the first time. But he wants more than just a playoff appearance -- he wants a World Series ring and a visit to the White House.

"I'll be satisfied if we were shaking hands with the president at the end of the year," Frandsen said. "My situation is not always the easiest of things, but like I said in the past, it's what you signed up for, and I love it. I want to win a ring. ... This whole thing is about going out and winning Friday [against the Giants in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at 3:07 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 at Nationals Park].That's the main goal."

Frandsen has been a valuable bench player during his first year with the Nationals, hitting .259 with a home run and 17 RBIs. He is usually the first player Matt Williams calls on whenever the manager needs a pinch-hitter or a defensive replacement.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.