Fan fav Francoeur joining Braves broadcast

Fan fav Francoeur joining Braves broadcast

MIAMI -- Jeff Francoeur entered this past offseason hopeful to play at least one more season. But when he didn't receive the Major League contract he sought from the Braves and other clubs, he began evaluating other options, like the broadcasting opportunity he has landed with his hometown team.

Francoeur will join the Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast broadcast team, serving as an analyst for some Braves games this season. The Atlanta native's first assignment will come on June 5, when he will be on the set for Braves Live before a home game against the Phillies.

It has not yet been revealed how frequently Francoeur will appear on Braves broadcasts this year.

Francoeur was a fan favorite in Atlanta, playing for the Braves from 2005-09. After stints with the Mets, Rangers, Royals, Giants, Padres and Phillies, the 33-year-old veteran rejoined the Braves last season and remained with them until being traded to the Marlins in August.

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.