Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 4 weeks ago

Francoeur went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Phillies' win over the Dodgers on Tuesday night.

Since mid-June, all but one of his six starts have come against left-handed starting pitcher. Given that the Phillies are rebuilding at the present time, the desire to get Francoeur involved on a more regular basis is limited, which will likely continue to hold him to the small side of a platoon with Domonic Brown.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 1 month ago

Interim manager Pete Mackanin said Francoeur's playing time will continue to be limited as the Phillies look to get their younger guys more playing time, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Francoeur got just his third start in the last 17 games on Saturday. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 1 month ago

Francoeur went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals.

Francoeur has seen his playing time dip recently, with Sunday's start marking just his second in the span of seven games. He was right back on the bench for Game 2 in favor of Domonic Brown, who should be viewed as the primary option in right field for Philadelphia.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 2 months ago

Francoeur is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants, Ryan Miller of NJ.com reports.

Francoeur has made four straight starts in right field, but will sit Sunday afternoon, as manager Ryne Sandberg will use an outfield composed of Cody Asche, Odubel Herrera and Ben Revere. The 31-year-old took Madison Bumgarner deep for a grand slam in Saturday's contest, so he'll get a well-deserved day off.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 2 months ago

Francoeur went 2-for-4 Saturday with his fourth home run of the season, a grand slam off Madison Bumgarner.

His .252/.282/.415 slash line in 123 at-bats may not seem like much, but it's actually Francoeur's best major league performance since 2011. With Domonic Brown apparently not close to being called back up, the veteran outfielder should continue to see at least semi-regular playing time.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 2 months ago

Francoeur went 0-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Giants.

Francoeur started three straight games in right field and went 3-for-13. He has been splitting time with Ben Revere since the Phillies released Grady Sizemore. That arrangement should continue in the short term, but the Phillies are likely to bring back Domonic Brown at some point to give him regular playing time in right which could cut into Francoeur's at-bats over the rest of the season.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 3 months ago

Francoeur is out of the lineup Wednesday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports.

It will actually be Ben Revere starting in right field Wednesday, which is not a common occurrence. After a stretch where Francoeur was in the lineup almost every day, he seems to have finally fallen out of favor, becoming a part-time player for the Phillies.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 3 months ago

Francoeur went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI while falling a home run short of the cycle in Monday's win over Atlanta.

Both of the RBI came in a two-out situation Monday. Francoeur's grip on a share of the right field job could begin to slip if Domonic Brown can string together a nice run at the plate with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Until then, Francoeur and Grady Sizemore will continue to split time in that spot.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 3 months ago

Francoeur will continue to split time with Grady Sizemore in right field until Domonic Brown earns a promotion back to the majors.

Brown was activated off the disabled list Tuesday, but was optioned to Triple-A. He is likely to get another shot at the starting right field job this season, but he will need to start hitting in the minors first. Neither Francoeur or Sizemore have done much with their opportunities thus far. Francoeur is hitting .193/.258/.351 with two home runs in 57 at-bats.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF PHI 3 months ago

Francoeur hit fourth in the order for the ninth straight start on Sunday, going 0-for-3 with a walk against the Braves.

On another ball-club Francoeur would benefit from batting cleanup, but due to his own personal struggles and a lack of firepower in front of him, he has failed to drive in any runs since his move to the four-spot. Francoeur is now hitting just .216 on the season and will likely see his playing time diminish once Dominic Brown returns next week.