Maikel Franco RUMORS & NEWS

  • Phillies' Maikel Franco is finally finding success after lineup demotion "Phillies manager Gabe Kapler filled out another lineup card on Tuesday afternoon with Maikel Franco batting eighth. It was Franco’s eighth straight start in the No. 8 spot, which he had not occupied since 2014 when he was a September call-up. The new spot has brought some early..." July 11

  • Report linking Padres to Maikel Franco seems like no coincidence

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It doesn't seem like a coincidence that Ken Rosenthal's report of the Padres' interest in Maikel Franco came after Franco's best game of the season Saturday. Franco has been available for quite a while and no team has bit. Saturday, a few hours..." June 25

  • Padres Interested In Maikel Franco

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have interest in Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (video link). A deal may not be easy to swing, though, as Rosenthal notes that the Phillies would have to acquire a third baseman or a shortstop from elsewhere in order to move..." June 24

  • Phased-out but not checked-out, Maikel Franco plows on in diminished role

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Maikel Franco was not in the Phillies’ starting lineup for a fourth straight game Sunday. He was held out of the lineup Friday and Saturday because he has a little head cold, but, frankly, that sounded like a convenient excuse. Franco..." June 11

  • Kapler won't commit to Maikel Franco, even after a huge afternoon

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Thursday was the kind of day Maikel Franco needed to have early in the season, and the kind of day he'll need to keep having to stave off his infield competition. It still wasn't enough to get a definitive answer from his manager on whether he'd start Saturday. Franco drove in all but one..." April 06

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