Phillies' Maikel Franco: Sits out Sunday

Franco is on the bench for Sunday's game against the Mets, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Unless he enters as a substitute, the off-day will be just Franco's third since June 20. After seeming to be losing his job earlier in the season, Franco has completely turned things around, hitting .331/.371/.577 with 11 homers and 25 RBI over that 49-game stretch. Asdrubal Cabrera will slide over to third base Sunday, with Scott Kingery starting at shortstop.

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