Marlins get OF Jeff Francoeur from Braves in 3-team trade
MIAMI (AP) The Marlins acquired Jeff Francoeur from the Atlanta Braves in a three-team trade Wednesday night, hoping the well-traveled outfielder can provide a boost toward a playoff spot.
Francoeur was the only major leaguer included in the deal that also involved Texas.
Miami also got cash to cover Francoeur's contract. Atlanta got minor league shortstop Dylan Moore from Texas and catcher Matt Foley from Miami, and the Rangers obtained two international signing slots from Miami and one from Atlanta.
Miami is contending for an NL wild-card spot and isn't sure whether star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will return this season from a severe groin strain.
Francoeur hit .249 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs in 99 games for the Braves. The 32-year-old plays both left field and right field and is known for a strong arm. Miami will be his eighth major league team.