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Five teams are interested in Juan Francisco

Jun 1, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

Royals Braves Basaeball AP

Third baseman Juan Francisco, designated for assignment by the Braves on Thursday, has drawn interest from five different teams, reports David O’Brien. The Braves have about a week to trade him before putting him through waivers, after which they would either release him or send him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Francisco had hit five homers and carried a disappointing .287 on-base percentage in 115 plate appearances. Chris Johnson, currently hitting .336, will assume the everyday role at third base after having been platooned with Francisco.

  1. Walk - Jun 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Kinda sorry to see him dfad, he is going to be a good player for some team. He just needs to realize a walk is not a bad thing and that it does not matter how much a hr clears the fence by they count the same per runner.

  2. knowlegeforyou - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    lefty reliever anyone?

  3. hoopmatch - Jun 2, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    I have a pet peeve about grammar I’d like to bring up here. Bill wrote that Francisco “has drawn interest from five different teams.” It seems that everyone uses the word “different” this way, which is redundant. The sentence would have the same meaning without different. If it were otherwise, it would also be correct to write “Francisco has drawn interest from five teams that aren’t the same team.” No offense intended to Bill or anyone else. I just felt like pointing this out.

    • riotpunch26 - Jun 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      You are a nerd.

    • spudchukar - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM

      Correct you are hoop. The much more abused “at” falls into the same category. The “where are you at?” has become common. “Where are you” is identical. Drives me nuts.

  4. penzfan329 - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    He’s just saying what David o’brian reported so tell him not bill

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