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Maikel Franco | Third Baseman | #7

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Maikel Franco was removed from Friday's game against the Pirates after getting plunked on the wrist by Gerrit Cole.
He was drilled during his first at-bat in the first inning and remained in the game another two frames before being replaced. It's likely he'll head for precautionary X-rays to rule out any fractures. Expect an update on his status after the game. Jul 22 - 9:01 PM
Source: CSN Philly

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Maikel Franco went 3-for-5 and smashed another home run on Sunday, powering the Phillies to a 10-3 victory over the Rockies in Colorado.

Franco's three-run blast in the eighth inning put the exclamation point on the Phillies' victory. Franco has been on fire at the dish in recent weeks, raising his season slash to .269/.323/.491 to go alone with 18 home runs and 52 RBI.
Jul 10 - 8:29 PM

Maikel Franco singled and belted a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

It was one of four longballs the Phillies had on the night, as Peter Bourjos, Cody Asche and Tommy Joseph also had solo blasts. Franco also singled and scored in the fourth inning. It's been a disappointing season overall for the Phils' young third baseman, but he's heated up of late with a .409 average and four homers over his last 11 contests.
Jul 5 - 9:32 PM

Maikel Franco went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

The two hits broke an 0-for-16 slump for the slugger. The homer, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, was his 12th home run of the season to give him 37 RBI. The cold stretch has his overall line down to .239/.284/.421.
Jun 22 - 1:23 AM

Maikel Franco is out of the Phillies' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.

Franco got off to a promising start this season, but his OPS has dropped to .690 and he's currently in an 0-for-16 rut. Andres Blanco is starting at third base and batting cleanup Monday versus Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller.
Jun 20 - 12:26 PM

Maikel Franco has been dropped to sixth in the Phillies lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

The third baseman has been struggling in recent weeks, as has most of the Phillies offense, to manager Pete Mackanin is shaking things up. The 23-year-old is hitting .243/.289/.421 with 11 homers, 33 RBI and a 49/16 K/BB ratio in 256 plate appearances.
Jun 18 - 12:01 PM

Maikel Franco (knee) is back in the Phillies' starting lineup on Thursday night.

He will start at third base and bat third versus Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. Franco missed a handful of games this week with a minor right knee sprain.
Jun 16 - 2:20 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said that Maikel Franco (knee) will play on Thursday.

Franco was not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, but his sprained right knee is not expected to keep him out of action moving forward. He was initially scratched with the mild injury on Monday after tweaking it against the Nationals on Sunday.
Jun 15 - 10:17 PM

Maikel Franco (knee) is out again Wednesday.

It's the third consecutive game off for Franco, who's been dealing with a mild right knee sprain. Andres Blanco will start at third base against the Blue Jays.
Jun 15 - 3:23 PM

Maikel Franco (knee) is absent from the Phillies' lineup again on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Franco has now missed back-to-back starts with a mild right knee sprain. He's considered day-to-day. Andres Blanco will make another start at the hot corner and bat third.
Jun 14 - 10:38 AM

Maikel Franco is out of Monday's lineup against the Blue Jays due to a mild right knee sprain.

Franco tweaked his knee during Sunday's game against the Nationals. The Phillies are calling him day-to-day for now.
Jun 13 - 5:16 PM

Maikel Franco is out of the Phillies' starting lineup on Monday night against Toronto.

Franco appeared to tweak something in a rundown Sunday, though he did slug a go-ahead homer off Jonathan Papelbon later in the game. Andres Blanco is starting at third base and batting third Monday versus R.A. Dickey.
Jun 13 - 3:38 PM

Maikel Franco had a nice day at the dish in a losing effort against the Nationals on Saturday, going 2-for-3 plus a walk.

The young slugger struck out in his other plate appearance. As a team, the Phillies totaled just seven hits while being shut out on Saturday, with Franco the only batter to record multiple knocks. He's now hitting .248/.296/.423 with 10 homers and 32 RBI on the season.
Jun 11 - 3:21 PM

Maikel Franco went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Franco hit the solo shot in the fourth inning, his ninth homer of the season. The young third baseman has 29 RBI but just 15 runs scored to go with those nine dingers. Franco is hitting .253/.297/.438 overall.
Jun 3 - 12:00 AM

Maikel Franco is getting a night off Wednesday.

Franco went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Tuesday and is batting just .247 with a .293 on-base percentage in 50 games this year. He does however have eight homers and 28 RBI. Andres Blanco will draw the start at third base on Wednesday night against Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer.
Jun 1 - 3:42 PM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Ryan Howard
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2Jimmy Paredes
3Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Bailey
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Edubray Ramos
7Severino Gonzalez