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Atlanta Braves sign Maikel Franco to minor league deal

Jul 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Baltimore Orioles third baseman Maikel Franco (3) looks on during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Baltimore Orioles third baseman Maikel Franco (3) looks on during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves have signed third baseman Maikel Franco to a minor league deal.

Franco, 29, was released by the Baltimore Orioles last month after batting .210 with 11 homers and 47 RBIs in 104 games.

He is a career .246/.297/.423 hitter with 121 home runs and 428 RBIs in 820 games with the Philadelphia Phillies (2014-19), Kansas City Royals (2020) and Orioles.

–Field Level Media