In a press release, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and Washington Nationals named former player Kevin Frandsen as the network’s color commentator for Nationals television coverage. Frandsen joins the MASN booth after four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies radio broadcast. During Frandsen’s Major League playing career, which also included time in San Francisco (2006–09, 2015), Los Angeles (AL) (2010), and Philadelphia (2012–13) before coming to the Nationals in 2014.
“Thrilled is an understatement to describe the way I feel right now,” said Frandsen. “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.”
Kevin Frandsen is replacing former color commentator and fan-favorite F.P. Santangelo. Santangelo was with MASN starting in 2011. The Nationals will welcome back the four other on-air broadcasters and radio commentators. Bob Carpenter will return as the television play-by-play commentator and Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler will also continue to call Nationals games on radio via 106.7 The Fan. Dan Kolko also returns in the Nationals Broadcaster role he began prior to the 2021 season.
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Mark D. Lerner, managing principal owner of the Nationals, talked about the new color commentator for the Nationals television coverage: “On behalf of my family and the entire Washington Nationals organization, we would like to welcome Kevin Frandsen back to Washington, D.C.,… Our fans are going to appreciate Kevin’s knowledge, energy and enthusiasm in the booth — all traits that mirror how he played the game, especially as a key member of our 2014 NL East championship club. We are thrilled to have Kevin join an excellent group of returning broadcasters, as we are happy to welcome back Bob, Charlie, Dave and Dan on television and radio.”
“MASN is excited to welcome Kevin back to Washington,” said MASN Senior Vice President John McGuinness. “He was a high-energy, well-prepared gamer when he played here. Nats fans can expect Kevin to bring those very same qualities and add his unique insights to the broadcast booth. Paired with Hall of Fame shoe-in Bob Carpenter, MASN will continue to deliver best in class game coverage production. Watching Bob draw on Kevin’s in-depth knowledge gained from his years as a player and analyst, in the highly competitive NL East, will keep fans engaged and clamoring for more.”