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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Francoeur signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, which includes a spring training invite, on Thursday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Francoeur spent last season with the Padres organization, appearing in 10 major league games and 115 Triple-A contests. The 30-year-old found success at Triple-A El Paso, hitting .289/.320/.450 with 69 RBI and 15 home runs in 456 at-bats. However, in 24 at-bats for the Padres, he notched only two hits while striking out seven times. He'll look to use this opportunity with the Phillies to rejuvenate his once-promising career.

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Francoeur cleared waivers and will be outrighted to Triple-A El Paso.

It seems Francoeur is content to play out the rest of the season in the minors, knowing a major league opportunity likely wouldn't be available elsewhere. The 30-year-old went just 2-for-24 in 10 games with the Padres before being designated for assignment Monday.

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Francoeur was designated for assignment Monday.

The Padres recalled Rymer Liriano, perhaps the top position prospect in the farm system, and thus had no more use for Francoeur in the outfield. It's a bit of a surprise that he has been able to hang on this long, and his .083/.179/.083 slash line in 10 games with San Diego will probably allow him safe passage through the waiver process, leaving him with the option of going back down to Triple-A or becoming a free agent. Either way, he holds little-to-no fantasy value at this moment.

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Jeff Francoeur went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk as the Padres' right fielder in his debut Wednesday.

Francoeur has a history of getting off to hot starts with his new teams, though that never materialized in his last major league stint with the Giants last year. We'll see what happens this time around. He's worth owning in NL-only leagues with Cameron Maybin out.

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Padres purchased the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Francoeur has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. It would be fun to see him get some work on the mound with San Diego, but most -- if not all -- of Frenchy's playing time figures to come as an outfielder. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues. The Padres have yet to announce a corresponding move.

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MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that the Padres are expected to promote Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Frenchy has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. He figures to be used mostly -- if not exclusively -- as an outfielder with the Padres. It's a nice story, but Francoeur doesn't have any fantasy value.