Francoeur is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds, according to Kevin McAlpin of the Braves' Radio Network. Francoeur started the last three games in left field, but he owns just a .552 OPS against right-handers this year, so he will be held out Wednesday with quality righty Anthony DeSclafani on the mound for the Reds. Chase d'Arnaud will get the start in left field Wednesday afternoon.
Francoeur is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rockies. The veteran outfielder is almost exactly in line with his career .261/.304/.417 slash line this season, except the power is a little down (.396 SLG). He has been the team's typical left fielder of late, but will make way for Jace Peterson on Saturday.
Francoeur is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians. Francouer will take a seat while Emilio Bonificio starts in left field and bats eighth against right-handed starter Corey Kluber. Expect Francouer to get back in the starting lineup when a left-handed pitcher takes the mound.
Francoeur is not in the lineup Tuesday against San Diego. Francoeur will take a seat with right-hander Colin Rea on the mound in favor of Mallex Smith, who will play left field and bat ninth in the lineup. The 32-year-old Francoeur has played well thus far into the season, hitting .286 with 16 RBI in 126 at-bats. He will likely be back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game.
Francoeur is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants, according to Kevin McAlpin of The Braves Radio Network. After starting the last four games, Francoeur will move to the bench Monday with the Braves loading up on left-handed hitters against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija. Mallex Start will man left field for the Braves on Monday afternoon.