#Brewers avoid arbitration with RHP Marco Estrada at $3.325 M and 1B Juan Francisco at $1.35 M. Both have additional performance bonuses.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Given the lion's share of the playing time at first base through July and August Juan Francisco didn't exactly grab hold of the job and run with it. Now in the final week of the season it appears as though he's going to get one final look-see from the Milwaukee Brewers as he tries to implement..." September 23
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves were confident when they designated Juan Francisco for assignment last Thursday they would be able to get something in return for him on the trade market. They acquired minor league left-hander Tom Keeling from the Brewers on Monday, in exchange for Francisco, and assigned him to..." June 03
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves designated third baseman Juan Francisco for assignment to make room for left-hander Alex Wood on the roster. Francisco had been playing in a platoon at third base with Chris Johnson, so this move clears the way for Johnson to play third in an every-day role. Johnson entered..." May 31
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After Jordan Schafer used his bunting ability and speed to score the first run of a six-run Braves inning, Evan Gattis and Juan Francisco used sheer brawn to drive in the next five. Gattis lined a three-run homer into the pool of a nightclub beyond left field, and Francisco hit a mammoth..." April 11
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves wanted Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson at their best, competing hard for the third-base job this spring, and so far they have. Manager Fredi Gonzalez also said he’d prefer one win the job outright rather than settle on a platoon. Still waiting for that. Just over one-third of the..." March 05