Jeff Francoeur RF PHI 4 days 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 RF PHI 6 days 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.

Jeff Francoeur RF PHI 3 weeks ago

Francoeur will get another start in right field Thursday, the Philadelphia Daily News' Ryan Lawrence reports.

He hit a homer Wednesday and looks to have taken pole position in the right field pecking order until Domonic Brown returns in a week or so.

Jeff Francoeur RF PHI 3 weeks ago

Francoeur went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.

The home run was Francoeur's first in the majors since June 16, 2013. He could find himself back in the lineup Thursday as the Phillies are currently going with their reserves in right field while Domonic Brown is on the disabled list.

Jeff Francoeur RF PHI 4 weeks ago

Francoeur will start in right field Wednesday against the Red Sox, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Francoeur remains on the roster as a veteran presence largely in a bench role. However, he will start for the club Wednesday against the Red Sox, though his stay in the lineup will likely be temporary.

Jeff Francoeur RF PHI 4 weeks ago

Francoeur had his contract selected by the Phillies on Sunday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

Francoeur was able to earn a job as a reserve outfielder, despite hitting .227 with 11 strikeouts in 44 at-bats this spring. Even with Domonic Brown (Achilles) on the disabled list to start the year, he'll have to compete with fellow veteran Grady Sizemore for reps in the Philadelphia outfield.

Jeff Francoeur RF PHI 1 month ago

Francoeur (oblique) went 1-for-4 in his return to the lineup Sunday.

Francoeur missed a week with soreness in his left oblique. He remains in the mix for a bench job, and could see more of an opportunity if Domonic Brown has to miss time at the start of the regular season with his Achilles injury.

Jeff Francoeur RF PHI 1 month ago

Manager Ryne Sandberg said Francoeur (oblique) could play in a game this weekend, the Phillies' official site reports.

Francoeur has not played since last week due to a sore left oblique. He needs to get back on the field to have a shot at winning a bench job with the Phillies.

Jeff Francoeur RF PHI 2 months ago

Francoeur was scratched from the lineup Saturday due to mild soreness in his oblique, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Francoeur said he felt a tweak in his oblique during batting practice and didn't want to risk further injury by playing in a game. He currently expects to miss just a day or two.

Jeff Francoeur RF PHI 2 months ago

The Phillies have Francoeur working on cutting down his swing this spring, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports."He's really buying into the simple approach that we're talking about - line drives and swinging down at the baseball," manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Francoeur signed a minor league contract with the Phillies this winter. He has been working with Charlie Manuel, who is in camp as a guest hitting instructor. Francoeur has a decent chance at earning a bench job with the Phillies thanks to his defense. It also does not hurt that he hits right handed, as the Phillies could use another righty on their roster.