Franco (neck, shoulder) is three or four days away from returning to the lineup, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports. Franco suffered a sore shoulder after falling into the camera well chasing a foul ball back on Sept. 11. He's been hitting in the cage in recent days but will remain sidelined for at least a few more games. His continued absence will open up more at-bats for Scott Kingery and J.P. Crawford at shortstop while Asdrubal Cabrera handles third base.
Franco (neck) is again on the bench Monday against the Mets. Franco has been limited to just one start in the last 14 games while battling wrist, neck and shoulder injuries. His return date is unknown. Asdrubal Cabrera will again start at third base.
Franco (neck) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports. Franco will now have missed 12 of the past 13 games due to a combination of wrist, neck and shoulder issues. He'll be replaced by Asdrubal Cabrera at the hot corner. It's unclear how close Franco is to returning to the lineup.
Franco (neck, shoulder) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins. Franco has sat for 11 of the last 12 games while battling first a wrist issue and now neck and shoulder injuries. Carlos Santana will again start at third base.
Franco (neck, shoulder) is out of the lineup against the Marlins on Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Franco will remain on the bench for a second straight game while he continues to nurse neck tightness and a shoulder bruise. Carlos Santana will pick up a rare start at third base while Rhys Hoskins gets the nod at first for the series opener. Consider Franco day-to-day prior to Saturday's outing.
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