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Inquirer: Phillies to Promote Franco

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that two sources have told him Maikel Franco will be promoted to the major leagues, and he could start on Tuesday. This season, Franco has played both third base and first base.  He would be the youngest position player to make the leap to the majors since Jimmy Rollins in 2000.

Franco, 22, started extremely slow but has picked up the pace dramatically. Overall, Franco is hitting .257 this season with a .298 OBP, but after working with Charlie Manuel has hit .324 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI since July 2, a span of 54 games.

This is what everyone in Philadelphia wants to see, but as usual, temper expectations.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Hogey's Role

    September 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Giddy up!!

  2. Bruce

    September 2, 2014 at 12:04 am

    It’s interesting to note that in the column written by Pat Gallen, he casually mentioned the name Charlie Manuel as one who helped Franco by working with him on his hitting stroke and since July 2 hit .324 with 11 HRs and 47 RBIs.

    I’m surprised that no one else here has picked up on that. Charlie, the winningest manager in Phillies history and new member of the Wall of Fame, continues to provide positive input for the orginazation.

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