Phillies' Maikel Franco: Out of Saturday's lineup

Franco is out of Saturday's lineup against the A's, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

It has been a rough season for Franco, but he has heated up lately, hitting .311/.340/.533 with two home runs and a 10.6 percent strikeout rate in 45 at-bats this month. J.P. Crawford will start at third base and hit seventh.

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