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3 Jeff Francoeur RF
Height/Weight: 6-4/220 | Birthdate: 1/8/1984 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $6,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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Phillies OF Jeff Francoeur hits first home run in over a month


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur launched his third home run of the season in Saturday's victory over the Diamondbacks. His second-inning soloo shot gave his team an early 1-0 lead. It was his only hit of the game, and he now sports a .218 batting average on the season. Francoeur had gone 24 games without a home run prior to Saturday.

Ryan Howard out of Phillies lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup for Saturday's game. The first baseman will be rested for the fifth time this year. 

Replacing him at first is Darin Ruf, who started the last three games in left field. Ben Revere, who had been starting in right for the last three, switches back to left, where he started 19 games. Jeff Francoeur returns to right.  


Phillies' Jeff Francoeur gets four hits in win over the Braves


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur did some damage against the team with which he began his career.

In Monday night's 5-2 win over the Braves, Francoeur went 4 for 5 with two RBI. One of those hits was a ninth-inning triple that scored Darin Ruf. Francoeur also had an RBI double in the first that scored Ben Revere. 

Francoeur, who was drafted by the Braves in 2002 and made his major-league debut with Atlanta in 2005, entered the game on an 0-for-19 skid, which included going hitless in 13 at-bats in his team's series against the Cardinals.

"In so many words, I'd like to say I was mentally [messed up] on Thursday," Francoeur said about the Cardinals series, per MLB.com. "I was scuffling. To get some time off this weekend was a big deal for me, man. Anybody that knows me knows that I grind hard, I play hard. I put a lot of pressure on myself. To get that time to really rest and relax, I felt really comfortable coming into today."

Francoeur is now hitting a slash line of .214/.267/.386. 


Phillies OF Jeff Francoeur out again on Saturday vs. Marlins


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur was held out of the lineup for the second consecutive day on Saturday. Francoeur, who had started eight games in a row prior to Friday's contest, is hitting an abysmal .121 with zero home runs and zero RBI over his last 10 games.

Grady Sizemore was once again inserted into the lineup in right field, and batted fifth for manager Ryne Sandberg. 


Phillies' Ryan Howard reclaims cleanup spot over Jeff Francoeur


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is back in the cleanup spot for the first time since April 18, per Philadelphia Daily News. Howard was removed from the No. 4 spot after the first eight games of the season in favor of Jeff Francoeur.

Francoeur has been held without a hit over his last 13 at-bats, with his batting average dipping from .227 to .180 over the past four games. He will bat fifth on Thursday against the Cardinals. Howard is hitting .222 (4 for 18) with three homers and six RBI over his last five games.


Phillies keep same lineup vs. Red Sox, OF Odubel Herrera still out


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/9/2015) The Phillies will roll out the same lineup as they did Wednesday in Thursday's series finale against the Red Sox, with Jeff Francoeur looking to continue his power surge from the seventh spot in the order. 

Francoeur hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, his first since 2013, to spark the Phillies to a victory. He is a .310 hitter lifetime against Boston starter Justin Masterson, clubbing two doubles and driving in three.

Outfielder Odubel Herrera will not start for the second straight day, as he continues to be bothered by a sore left foot. He remains day to day. 


Phillies' Jeff Francoeur unleashes first MLB home run since 2013


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg hinted that he won't yank hot bats from Philadelphia's lineup this season, and veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur may make that difficult for Sandberg after his performance Wednesday night against Boston.

Francoeur launched a three-run home run off Rick Porcello in his first start of the season, leading his club to a 4-2 victory. It was his first home run since June 16, 2013, when he was a member of the Royals. He is hitting .400 (2 for 5) to start the year.

"I hit (15) in El Paso last year," Francoeur said, per MLB.com. "It was nice. It was a lot of hard work last year. It makes you appreciate being back up here and getting those opportunities. And you don’t want to miss them. It’s a lot of fun."


Phillies adjust outfield alignment in second game of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has decided to adjust his outfield for Philadelphia's second game against the Red Sox, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Sandberg is going with Ben Revere in center field, Darin Ruf in left field, and Jeff Francoeur in right field, pushing Grady Sizemore and Odubel Herrera to the bench. Ruf will make his season debut after hitting .235 with three home runs and eight RBI in 102 at-bats in 2014.


Andres Blanco, Jeff Francoeur make Phillies Opening Day roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Phillies selected the contracts of infielder Andres Blanco and outfielder Jeff Francoeur Sunday.

Blanco will serve as a reserve after hitting .212/.255/.346 in 52 spring at-bats. Francoeur hit .227/.227/.295 in 44 at-bats and could see a significant amount of playing time in right field with Domonic Brown sidelined.


Phillies' Jeff Francoeur in waiting game for roster decision


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur still doesn't know what will happen when the final rosters are announced, but he is ready for whatever the decision is, reports Philly.com.

"You know the situation," he said. "You know what goes into it and really if you do the best you can there is nothing else you can do."

Francoeur hit .227 with three doubles in 44 plate appearances this spring.

"You never know, man," he said. "You prepare the best you can and if you do that, then at the end of the day, you can be OK (with the decision)."


Grady Sizemore the favorite to start in right field for Phillies?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) It appears Phillies outfielder Grady Sizemore is on track to be the team's Opening Day starter in right field with Domonic Brown sidelined due to injury, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Sizemore started a third straight spring game in right field Thursday against the Rays, which could be a strong indication of manager Ryne Sandberg's plans for right field with Brown on the disabled list.

The other remaining candidates to start in right field are Jordan Danks and Jeff Francoeur.

While Sizemore appears to be the favorite to start in right field, he is not having a strong performance offensively this spring. He is batting just .200 (9 for 45) with no extra-base hits, three RBI, four walks, five strikeouts and six runs in 17 games.


Phillies RF competition down to Sizemore, Danks, Francoeur


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) With the demotion of outfielder Brian Bogusevic to the minors Wednesday, the competition to be the Phillies starting right fielder with Domonic Brown sidelined is down to Jordan Danks, Jeff Francoeur and Grady Sizemore, per The News Journal.

Phillies' Amaro: Domonic Brown (Achilles) will start season on DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed Tuesday that outfielder Domonic Brown will indeed start the season on the 15-day disabled list, according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

"It's the right thing to do physically and also with regards to his preparedness," Amaro said, per the Inquirer. "We want to make sure that he's playing well, getting his legs underneath him, swinging the bat and doing the things he needs to do to get ready for the season to help us in Philadelphia."

Brown is dealing with left Achilles tendinitis. Brian Bogusevic, Jordan Danks, Jeff Francoeur are all viable candidates to replace Brown at right field to start the season.


Phillies' Amaro: Domonic Brown likely to open season on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday outfielder Domonic Brown is likely to open the season on the disabled list, per MLB.com. Brown has been sidelined since leaving a March 19 spring game due to Achillies tendinitis.

With Brown sidelined, Amaro said the top candidates to replace him in right field are Brian Bogusevic, Jordan Danks, Jeff Francoeur and Russ Canzler. Odubel Herrera is expected to start in center field and Ben Revere in left field for Philadelphia.


Jeff Francoeur returns to Phillies' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Outfielder Jeff Francoeur returned to the Phillies' starting lineup on Sunday, after missing eight days with an oblique injury. 

Francoeur was listed at sixth in the lineup, playing right field. He was hitting .278 this spring prior to the injury.


Phillies OF Brian Bogusevic gets start, hits two homers Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Phillies outfielder Brian Bogusevic doesn't normally get called upon for starts, but when Jeff Francoeur was a late scratch with an oblique injury, his name was called.

He did not disappoint, smacking two home runs in his first two at-bats.

"He's shown a good bat," manager Ryne Sandberg said to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "The ball really comes off his bat well when he hits it well. He's shown a good arm in the outfield. He's an interesting guy."

Sandberg also said Francoeur was held out for precautionary reasons.


Phillies' Jeff Francoeur looking forward to working with Manuel


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur, who signed a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training this offseason, is looking forward to looking with Charlie Manuel, the team's senior adviser to the general manager, MLB.com reports.

"We're going to work one on one, and that's what I've been looking forward to all offseason," Francoeur said of Manuel. "When they told me he'd be here the whole time and I'd have the opportunity to work with him, it was a no-brainer for me. I've always respected him. I'm looking forward to working with him big-time."

Francoeur nearly had a chance to work with Manuel four years ago, when he was a free agent and the Phillies, with Manuel as manager, were interested. The outfielder instead chose to sign with the Royals.

"I've talked to Jim Thome, Jayson Werth, and they swear by Charlie. He knows so much about hitting. To be honest with you, I felt like if I could get here and get a chance to work with him and do what I can, I've still got a lot of good years ahead of me. I feel that way. I'm getting smarter about my body and different things."

Francoeur faces an uphill battle to make the Phillies roster, with Darin Ruf, Ben Revere and Domonic Brown listed as the projected starters and Grady Sizemore sitting in the primary reserve role, but he has a fan in the former Phillies manager.

"He's got talent," Manuel said of Francoeur. "I was kind of surprised when I talked to him. He knows hitting. He knows who he is now. When he was young, his adrenaline would get going and he'd overswing a lot. He's definitely got a chance to be a good hitter. I've always liked the way he hit. Hopefully, we can get him back to where he was a few years ago. I used to always talk to him. He's that kind of player. He has a tremendous personality. He smiles. He's upbeat. He brings energy. If we can get him to where he was a couple years ago, then he's still got a chance to be a good player. That's all I can tell you."

Francoeur went just 2 for 24 at the major-league level last year, spending most of his time with Triple-A El Paso and hitting .289/.320/.450 with 15 home runs, 69 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 456 at-bats.


Phillies sign eight veteran players to minor-league deals


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) The Phillies announced Thursday they signed Andres Blanco, Brian Bogusevic, Russ Canzler, Chase d'Arnaud, Jeff Francoeur, John Hester, Darin Mastroianni and Xavier Paul to minor-league contracts. All eight players received invites to attend spring training as non-roster invitees.

Jeff Francoeur accpets Triple-A assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Padres outfielder Jeff Francoeur has cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A El Paso, MLB.com reports.

Francoeur went 2 for 24 and drew three walks in 10 appearances with the major-league team. He has hit .294/.325/.465 with 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 391 at-bats with El Paso.


Jeff Francoeur slapped with DFA tag from Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur has been designated for assignment by the Padres.

Francoeur managed just two hits in 24 at-bats during a three-week stint with San Diego to continue what has been a steady fall in his career. His average has fallen from .285 to .235 to .204 to .083 over the last four seasons.


Jeff Francoeur's promotion among Padres transactions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Padres are making some changes to their rosters throughout the organization, according to MLB.com. One of the bigger transactions will be promoting veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso to the major-league roster.

Outfield prospect Rymer Liriano is being promoted from Double-A San Antonio to El Paso, and outfielder Alex Dickerson will be promoted from Class A Eugene to San Antonio.


Jeff Francoeur signs with Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Padres have signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor-league deal, MLB.com reports.

Francoeur did a solid job with the Indians this spring, hitting .286/.359/.429 with one home run and 10 RBI in 35 at-bats. He accumulated 245 at-bats between two major-league teams last season, hitting .204/.238/.298 with three home runs and 17 RBI.


Jeff Francoeur sent packing by Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur failed in his quest to land a roster spot with the Indians. He was granted his release from his minor league contract and is now a free agent.

The move comes as a mild surprise in that Francoeur was having a strong spring. But he has struggled in his career since a fine season with Kansas City in 2011.


Jeff Francoeur signs minor-league deal with Indians


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2014) The Indians have signed free agent outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor-league deal, with an invitation to spring training on Monday. Francoeur batted .204 with only 15 extra-base hits in 245 at-bats last season. 

Jeff Francoeur looking to catch on as spare outfielder


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/9/2013) FOXSports.com reports that free agent outfielder Jeff Francoeur is looking to sign with a team that can use him as a reserve outfielder. Francoeur has been without a team since the Giants designated him for assignment in August.

Coming off a season in which he batted .204 with only 15 extra-base hits in 245 at-bats, Francoeur had LASIK surgery this offseason and will no longer use a 35-ounce bat.