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Atlanta Braves send right fielder to south Florida as part of a three-team deal on Wednesday

Jeff Francoeur will help the Miami Marlins middle lineup in the absence of Giancarlo Stanton

Jeff Francoeur is finally a Miami Marlin. The right fielder was part of the three-team deal on Wednesday involving the Marlins, Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers.

Chad Thornberg of MLB.com reported Rangers Minor League shortstop Dylan Moore was sent to the Braves, while Texas received three international signing slots, one from Atlanta and two from Miami. The Marlins, who also received cash considerations from the Braves in the deal, sent Minor League catcher Matt Foley to Atlanta.

This is the best outcome for the Marlins, who did not have to part with any of their minor league pitchers in order to secure another bat to help the team. Miami has dealt with a rash of injuries of late to both their pitching rotation and the middle of their lineup with both outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and first baseman Justin Bour on the disabled list.

Francoeur, 32, is in the midst of his 12th season in the big leagues. The outfielder signed a Minor League deal with the Braves this offseason, returning to the franchise that selected him No. 23 overall in the 2002 Draft. He hit .249 for the Braves this year with seven home runs.


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