Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies
FEB 9, 11:01a ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Feb 26 / 3:06a ET
News: 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.
Impact: 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.