France went 2-for-4 with a run-scoring single and an RBI double in a win over the Astros on Wednesday.
France is now slashing .444/.500/.556 in his 40 plate appearances with runners in scoring position this season following another pair of clutch hits Wednesday. The 26-year-old also pushed his season line to .302/.367/.476 with his multi-hit effort, his third of the last five games.
France went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in a win over the Astros on Monday.
The trade-deadline acquisition from the Padres has been a hit in his new Seattle digs, with Monday's production marking his fifth multi-hit effort since he arrived, and his second in the last three games. France has yet to go more than two consecutive games without a hit since his first game in a Mariners uniform Sept. 4, and he's slashing an impressive .297/.357/.469 in the 70 plate appearances he's logged since the trade.
France went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Padres.
A pair of ex-Padres helped lead Seattle to the victory column Saturday, as trade-deadline pickups France and Luis Torrens (two hits, two RBI) combined for half of the Mariners' hit total. Since being acquired from San Diego on Aug. 30, France has thrived as an everyday player for Seattle, slashing .309/.377/.491 over 15 games with his new team.
France went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a win over Arizona on Saturday.
France got the Mariners off to a quick start with a solo shot to left field in the first inning. He went on to collect two more base knocks in the victory for his second three-hit game of the season. Since joining the Mariners at the trade deadline, France has gone 11-for-29 (.379) with a pair of homers and six RBI.
France went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
France brought the Mariners within one run with a solo shot off Alex Young in the eighth inning. Unfortunately, that would be as close as they would come. The long ball was France's first with Seattle and third of the season. Overall, he's batting .320/.393/.560 in his first seven games with his new squad.
France went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
France's third-inning three-bagger was the latest impact hit for the trade-deadline acquisition since he arrived in Seattle. The 26-year-old is now hitting .353 (6-for-17) with four RBI, three walks and three runs since making his Mariners debut Sept. 4, reaching safely in all five games during that span.
France went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in a win over the Rangers on Monday.
The trade-deadline acquisition from the Padres came through yet again, delivering the third and fourth RBI of his four-game tenure with the Mariners. France's strong start, which doesn't yet include any extra-base hits but does feature three walks and two runs, supports the notion he should continue to enjoy an everyday role for the balance of the season.
France, who went 2-for-3 with a bases-loaded walk and a run in a win over the Rangers on Saturday, is 3-for-6 with two RBI, two walks and two runs over his first two games with the Mariners.
France has quickly taken to his new Seattle digs after coming over from the Padres at the trade deadline. The 26-year-old slugger's bat carries no shortage of upside, and the Mariners appear set to afford him an everyday role at the keystone for what remains of the season to see what they have in their promising acquisition.
Mariners manager Scott Servais said Monday that he will try to give France everyday at-bats the rest of the season, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Despite tearing up the Pacific Coast League with a 1.247 OPS across 348 plate appearances in 2019, France was unable to get an extended look in a full-time role in San Diego this season or last. After acquiring France on Sunday, the rebuilding Mariners will likely be more patient in seeing if the 26-year-old can translate his monstrous minor-league production to the game's top level, as Seattle has lacked few impact bats this season beyond third baseman Kyle Seager and center fielder Kyle Lewis. Though the hot corner is France's natural position, he'll likely see most of his initial starts with the Mariners at second base or at designated hitter. Before he's added to the active roster, France will first have to pass COVID-19 intake testing, a process that should be completed by Wednesday, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.
France was traded from the Padres to the Mariners on Sunday in exchange for Austin Nola and several other players, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.
France has carved out a fair amount of playing time with the Padres this season due to his defensive versatility, and he could carve out playing time in Seattle as well. Nola previously served as the Mariners' versatile infield option, but France could fill that role going forward. The 26-year-old is hitting .314 with six extra-base hits and 10 strikeouts this season.
France went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI in a win over Colorado on Friday.
France got the start at DH and came through with a run-scoring single to tie the game in the fifth inning. He produced again in the following frame, lacing a bases-loaded double to knock in three more. France has been productive when given the opportunity this season, slashing .320/.382/.520 with two homers and 10 RBI in 55 plate appearances.
France launched a solo home run during his only at-bat Thursday against the Rangers.
With the Padres trailing by one in the eighth inning, France came in to pinch hit for Josh Naylor and launched a solo homer off Jesse Chavez to even the score. The long ball was the second of the year for France, who was recalled from the Padres' alternate training site Monday. He's set to remain on the active roster with Tommy Pham (hand) on the 10-day injured list.
France was recalled from the Padres' alternate training site Monday.
France was sent to alternate camp Thursday, but he'll now return to the active roster after Tommy Pham (hand) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday. The 26-year-old saw inconsistent time in the starting lineup during his first stint on the active roster, and he should continue to serve in a depth role going forward.
France was optioned to the Padres' alternate training site Thursday.
France saw inconsistent playing time to begin the season as part of the active roster as he slashed .250/.308/.417 with two extra-base hits and three RBI over 24 at-bats. However, he could be one of the team's top options to fill in if injuries occur. Jorge Mateo was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
France went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs in a win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
France got the start at first base and joined the Padres' homer-fest Sunday, drilling one of the team's six long balls on the day. The hit was France's first since July 30, and his playing time has waned In August as he has appeared in only four contests thus far. On the season, the 26-year-old is slashing .250/.280/.417 with three RBI and five runs.
France is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.
With Eric Hosmer (illness) moving to the injured list ahead of Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Rockies, France drew his second start of the season at first base, going 0-for-2 to snap a four-game hitting streak to begin the campaign. The lefty-hitting Jake Cronenworth will pick up his third start in five games at first base in the series finale, so it looks like the right-handed-hitting France could have to settle for short-side platoon work at the position while Hosmer is sidelined.
France will start at first base and bat fifth Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
The 26-year-old was originally stationed on the bench for Saturday's contest, but he'll end up starting at first base with Eric Hosmer a late scratch with a non-COVID-19 illness. France served as the designated hitter Opening Day and went 1-for-4 in the victory.
France isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.
France is expected to start at designated hitter for most of the Padres' games against left-handers this year, but he'll sit Saturday against southpaw Robbie Ray. The 26-year-old went 1-for-4 on Friday, but Wil Myers will take over at designated hitter with Edward Olivares making his MLB debut in right field.
France is expected to start at designated hitter against left-handed pitchers, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
The righty slugger hit .346/.413/.684 with 12 home runs in 150 plate appearances against southpaws in the Pacific Coast League last year. He also hit well against righties, so France could carve out more than just a short-side platoon role as the season goes on.
France, the Padres' emergency catcher, has been getting extra work behind the plate, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
France's regular-season catching duties will likely remain limited to emergency situations, though manager Jayce Tingler suggested that regular catchers Francisco Mejia and Austin Hedges are candidates to be subbed for late in games. The positional utility no doubt helps France in his bid to earn a roster spot, especially if the team elects to carry only two catchers.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/27||@ OAK||L 2-6||3||0||2||0||1||0||0|
|09/26||vs OAK||W 12-3||4||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|09/26||@ OAK||W 5-1||4||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|09/23||vs HOU||W 3-2||4||0||2||0||2||0||0|
|09/22||vs HOU||L 1-6||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/21||vs HOU||W 6-1||4||1||2||0||1||0||0|
|09/20||vs SD||L 4-7||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2015||ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils||66||235||36||69||20||0||1||36||43||50||4||2||.294||.425||.392|
|2017||AA-San Antonio Missions||97||363||42||100||20||1||5||39||22||68||1||0||.276||.341||.377|
|2017||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||30||111||10||32||4||2||0||19||7||16||1||0||.288||.389||.360|
|2018||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||25||94||18||27||8||0||5||19||13||19||0||0||.287||.382||.532|
|2018||AAX-San Antonio Missions||112||415||66||109||22||2||17||77||33||70||3||4||.263||.349||.448|
|2019||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||76||296||83||118||27||1||27||89||30||51||1||0||.399||.477||.770|