Marlins acquire OF Jeff Francoeur in three-way trade
MIAMI - The Miami Marlins tonight announced that they have acquired outfielder Jeff Francoeur and cash considerations from Atlanta in a three-team trade. In exchange, the Marlins will send minor league catcher Matt Foley to Atlanta and international signing slots #37 and #97 to Texas. The Rangers will send minor league infielder Dylan Moore to Atlanta and will receive international signing slot #93 from the Braves. The announcement was made by Marlins' President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill.
Francoeur, 32, is a 12-year veteran that has appeared in the postseason with Atlanta in 2005 and Texas in 2010, advancing to the World Series. Originally a first-round pick of the Braves in the 2002 MLB Draft, Francoeur has played with Atlanta (2005-09), the Mets (2009-10), Texas (2010), Kansas City (2011-13), San Francisco (2013), San Diego (2014) and Philadelphia (2015), before returning to the Braves this season. He owns a career .261 batting average with 160 home runs and 697 RBI in 1,455 Major League games. Francoeur, who won a Gold Glove Award in 2007, has more outfield assists than any player in MLB since making his debut in 2005.