Franco activated, hopes to play in final series

Franco activated, hopes to play in final series

PHILADELPHIA -- If the weather cooperates, Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco hopes to play this weekend at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies announced before Thursday's 3-0 win over the Mets that Franco had been activated from the 15-day disabled list. He had been on the DL since Aug. 12 because of a broken left wrist.

"I'm excited," Franco said. "I don't know if I'll play, but I'm ready. I feel nothing [in the wrist] right now. I'm happy to be back."

Franco has been in Clearwater, Fla., rehabbing from the injury. He played in a handful of games over the past week at Carpenter Complex. The Phillies believe there is no risk to Franco's wrist if he plays this weekend.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.