Francoeur was traded to the Marlins Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. The Marlins were looking to add a right-handed hitting outfielder to the roster. He will likely play most often in right field. The 32-year-old is slashing .249/.290/.381 on the season.
Francoeur went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday against the Phillies. Francoeur's seventh blast of the year came in the seventh inning, providing the only runs the Braves would score in a 2-1 victory. He's now homered in two of his last three contests, and he's slashing .250/.289/.394 on the season.
Francoeur is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies. Francoeur will get the night off in favor of Chase d'Arnaud. The veteran outfielder is now hitting just .182/.206/.303 with one home run, four RBI and 16 strikeouts in 33 at-bats since the All-Star break.
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.
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