France went 1-for-4 with a solo home run for Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
France left the yard for a third straight game for the Chihuahuas with a sixth-inning solo blast. He was optioned on June 6 after Fernando Tatis Jr. was activated from the injured list, leaving him without a spot on the infield, but he's been lighting it up in Triple-A all season, as he's now sporting a ridiculous .426/.504/.901 slash line with 12 homers and 38 RBI. However, that didn't translate much during his time with the big club, as he slashed just .235/.290/.357 in 98 at-bats before he was sent back down.
France was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
Fernando Tatis (hamstring) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move, pushing Manny Machado back to an everyday role at third base and leaving little-to-no playing time for France. As such, he'll head back to the minors to see consistent at-bats with the Chihuahuas. During his time with the Padres, France slashed .235/.290/.357 with two homers and 10 RBI in 34 appearances (107 plate appearances).
France isn't starting Monday's game against the Phillies.
France will take a seat for the second time in the last three days, as Greg Garcia draws the start at the hot corner and is set to lead off in the series opener.
France is out of the lineup for Friday's game at Toronto.
France takes a seat Friday mired in a slump as he is 4-for-30 over his last nine games. Greg Garcia will start at third base in his absence while Ian Kinsler enters the lineup at second base.
France is not in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.
France has started 11 of the past 12 games for the Padres, going 7-for-36 (.194) with a pair of homers and six RBI during that stretch. Greg Garcia is starting at third base in place of France on Monday, with Ian Kinsler joining the starting lineup at second base.
France went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Pirates.
France's blast came in the ninth inning, helping the Padres to recover half of their four-run deficit at the time, but it would be all the offense they could muster. France is hitting .208 with two homers and eight RBI in 19 games. The rookie infielder will need to improve at the dish if he is to remain in the majors when Fernando Tatis Jr. (hamstring) returns, which is not expected to be before May 22.
France is not in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.
France is hitting just .171 with a 30.4 percent strikeout rate in 13 games this month, so he'll take a seat as he looks to hit the reset button. Greg Garcia is covering third base in his stead, with Ian Kinsler starting at the keystone.
France went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Mets.
He took Noah Syndergaard deep in the fourth inning for his first career big-league homer. France is now slashing .241/.324/.448 through 12 games since his promotion, a performance that may not be good enough to keep him in the majors once Fernando Tatis Jr. (hamstring) returns from the IL at the end of the week.
France is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
France had started each of the Padres' last five games at third base. Greg Garcia will get a turn at the hot corner in the series finale, but France looks like he'll be the top option at the position while Manny Machado fills in at shortstop for the injured Fernando Tatis Jr. (hamstring).
France went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs and an RBI to help the Padres to an 11-2 win over the Braves on Thursday.
The 24-year-old chipped in on a huge day for the San Diego offense with a pair of hits and his first career triple, a nice breakout showing after he started his stint at the big-league level 2-for-13. He should continue to see regular work at the hot corner with Fernando Tatis Jr. (hamstring) on the injured list and will look to build on his torrid hitting at Triple-A El Paso, where he was slashing a blistering .423/.500/.885 in 78 at-bats.
France will start at third base and bat fifth Thursday against the Braves.
Fernando Tatis Jr.'s (hamstring) move to the injured list earlier this week has resulted in Manny Machado taking over as the everyday shortstop, leaving the hot corner open for France. After amassing an incredible 1.407 OPS at Triple-A El Paso prior to being promoted last week, France has yet to get going in the majors, recording only two hits in 13 at-bats. Though France will be making his third start in a row Thursday, he may need to catch fire again quickly in order to ensure he sticks in an everyday role for the duration of Tatis' absence.
France will bat fifth and play third base in his first career start Tuesday against Atlanta.
France has been up for several days but was relegated to a bench role. With Fernando Tatis now on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, France could see a run of starts if the Padres continue with the same arrangement they're using Tuesday, with France at third base and Manny Machado sliding over to Tatis' shortstop position.
France was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
France has been on a tear to start the season with El Paso, slashing .423/.500/.885 with seven doubles, nine homers and 28 RBI in 19 games for the Chihuahuas. It's unclear how much the 24-year-old will play in his first taste of the majors, but he could carve out playing time at second base if he holds his own there defensively and Luis Urias and Ian Kinsler continue to struggle. Jose Pirela (oblique) was placed on the IL in a corresponding move.
France went 2-for-5 with two home runs in his second game at second base for Triple-A El Paso, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
This is the second straight game that France has homered twice. The 24-year-old is hitting .383/.449/.750 with six homers and 19 RBI in 14 games for El Paso and is getting reps at second base as well as third. France was in contention to be the big-league starter at third base before the offseason signing of Manny Machado. If France shows he can handle second base, he may be able to find major-league playing time with Ian Kinsler and Luis Urias struggling at the plate to begin the year.
The Padres optioned France to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
France was one of the Padres' final four cuts of spring training, with he, Luis Urias and Jose Pirela ultimately losing out to Greg Garcia for the lone reserve infield job. The 24-year-old should handle an everyday role at a corner spot for El Paso, where he slashed .287/.382/.532 with five home runs over 110 plate appearances after a late-season promotion in 2018.
France (head) went 1-for-1 with a two-RBI double in Saturday's spring game against the Reds.
France was hit in the head by a pitch Friday and exited the game, but he was able to come off the bench to play third base Saturday. The 24-year-old avoided a concussion and went through a full workout prior to Saturday's game to gain clearance.
France went through a full workout Saturday after getting hit in the head by a pitch the day before, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
France left the game after the at-bat but initial reports were positive and he avoided a concussion. He clarified Saturday that the pitch didn't hit anything other than the flap of his helmet, so it doesn't appear that he'll be out long.
France isn't believed to have suffered a concussion after getting hit in the head by a pitch Friday against Oakland, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
France is still slated to be evaluated by the Padres' team doctors once the team returns to Peoria, but it appears as though he's dodged a major bullet. He'll be considered day-to-day until he undergoes further evaluation.
France does not have a concussion after getting hit in the head by a pitch Friday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
The pitch struck the flap of France's helmet before hitting him in the jaw. His initial examination by team doctors was encouraging, though it's not yet clear if he'll still need to miss time.
France was hit in the head by a pitch Friday against Oakland and left the game.
The severity of his injury is not yet clear. France was able to walk off the field under his own power.
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