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Defensive POY Frias to return in '15

Vladimir Frias, who was Kansas City's Defensive Player of the Year in 2014, has signed for 2015. (2014 File Photo by Matthew Hicks.)
01/12/2015 10:18 AM -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones announced that they have re-signed Vladimir Frias to a contract for the 2015 season. 

Frias, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound switch-hitter from Los Alcanzzas, Dominican Republic, played in 91 games at shortstop for Kansas City during the 2014 season. He batted .273 with 20 doubles, 23 stolen bases, 43 RBIs and 33 runs scored. Frias, who became known for his dazzling defensive plays for the T-Bones, was the club’s 2014 Defensive Player of the Year.

“We’re very excited to get Vladdy back to anchor the middle of our defense,” said T-Bones manager John Massarelli.

The San Francisco Giants drafted Frias in the 30th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft out of Tennessee Wesleyan College. Frias, who reached triple-A Fresno in 2009 and has played in the Chicago Cubs’ organization, also, is a career .246 hitter with 429 hits, 78 doubles, 14 triples, 19 home runs, 165 RBIs and 99 stolen bases in seven professional seasons.

To watch one of Frias' top plays from 2014, click here.