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Jeff Francoeur | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/8/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jeff Francoeur went 0-for-3 on Thursday and is hitting .214/.214/.286 in 28 at-bats.
Francoeur dealt with oblique soreness earlier in camp, but he couldn't afford to take time off and still have any chance of making the Phillies. It looks like he's going to get cut regardless. Mar 26 - 5:23 PM

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Jeff Francouer was scratched Saturday with left oblique soreness.

Francoeur was in the Phillies' lineup but he was a late scratch with what he called mild soreness. The veteran said he felt a tweak during batting practice and opted to play it safe. Francoeur is day-to-day and should be back in the lineup soon.
Mar 14 - 7:49 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 2-for-4 with a stolen base Thursday versus the Tigers.

Francoeur is 5-for-18 as he attempts to win a spot on the Phillies as a part-time outfielder. He remains a long shot, what with the team probably keeping Rule 5 pick Odubel Herrera and out-of-options utilityman Cesar Hernandez.
Mar 12 - 4:57 PM

Phillies signed OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The tour goes on. Francoeur had just two hits in 28 plate appearances this past season with the Padres, spending the large bulk of the year in Triple-A. He's doubtful to make a meaningful impact in Philly.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Padres sent OF Jeff Francoeur outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Francoeur was designated for assignment after recording two hits in 24 at-bats with the Padres. He'll remain as organizational depth for the club.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Padres designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment.

Francoeur went 2-for-24 (.083) with seven strikeouts in his three-week stay with the Padres. The veteran outfielder seems likely to pass through waivers unclaimed and will then have the option of heading back to Triple-A El Paso or electing to become a free agent.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk as the Padres' right fielder in his debut Wednesday.

Francoeur has a history of getting off to hot starts with his new teams, though that never materialized in his last major league stint with the Giants last year. We'll see what happens this time around. He's worth owning in NL-only leagues with Cameron Maybin out.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 01:14:00 AM

Padres purchased the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Francoeur has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. It would be fun to see him get some work on the mound with San Diego, but most -- if not all -- of Frenchy's playing time figures to come as an outfielder. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues. The Padres have yet to announce a corresponding move.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 01:21:00 PM

MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that the Padres are expected to promote Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Frenchy has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. He figures to be used mostly -- if not exclusively -- as an outfielder with the Padres. It's a nice story, but Francoeur doesn't have any fantasy value.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Padres signed OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract.

He'll report to the club's minor league camp on Wednesday. Francoeur was cut loose by the Indians earlier this week even though he hit .286/.359/.429 with a homer and 10 RBI during Cactus League play. He'll provide the Padres with some outfield depth in the minors.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Indians released OF Jeff Francoeur.

The 30-year-old had a relatively solid spring, slashing .286/.359/.429 with a homer and 10 RBI. With the lack of quality outfield depth around the league, there's a chance that other teams would be willing to take a shot on Francoeur still.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Jeff Francoeur singled twice, scored a run, and drove in a run in three at-bats Monday against the Indians.

Francoeur was a non-roster invitee after signing a minor league deal back in January. He is only 30 years old, but he has been ineffective with the bat over the last two seasons. Francoeur is fighting to keep his big league dreams alive, attempting to grab a spot on the Indians' bench as a back-up outfielder.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 07:12:00 PM

Indians signed OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The deal had been reported by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick to be close, and now the Indians have made it official. Francoeur batted just .204/.238/.298 last season for the Royals and Giants but is a career .285/.335/.465 hitter versus left-handed pitching. He'll compete for a bench job in spring training and will make $1 million plus incentives if he cracks the Opening Day roster.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 07:23:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Indians are close to signing Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract.

The deal will obviously include an invitation to spring training, where Francoeur would compete to win a bench job. He shouldn't have trouble cracking the Opening Day roster given the Tribe's left-handed hitting-heavy outfield. Frenchy batted a hideous .204/.238/.298 last season for the Royals and Giants but is a career .285/.335/.465 hitter versus southpaws.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 06:44:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur recently underwent LASIK surgery and is hoping to join a team as a backup outfielder.

Francoeur was released by the Giants in August and failed to attract interest from other clubs, so he'll likely have to settle for a minor league contract this winter. The 29-year-old has hit .226/.272/.354 in 859 plate appearances since the start of the 2012 season.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 11:34:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
3Rene Garcia
4Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
3Russ Canzler
2B1Chase Utley
2Cord Phelps
3Andres Blanco
4Odubel Herrera
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Ben Revere
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Jordan Danks
3Brian Bogusevic
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4David Buchanan
5Kevin Slowey
6Chad Billingsley
7Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Andy Oliver
8Luis Garcia
9Cesar Jimenez