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Juan Francisco to Start at Third Base Saturday

April 6th, 2012 at 9:57 PM
By Cody Fields

Juan Francisco will make his Atlanta Braves debut Saturday when he starts at third base against the New York Mets and right-hander R.A. Dickey, Dave O'Brien reports.

Fredi Gonzalez intends to use Francisco at third and Martin Prado in left field against right-handed pitching. Last year in Triple-A, Francisco hit righties at a .343 clip. He hit .269 against lefties.

In just 169 Major League at-bats, Francisco has hit .284 with five homers.

Francisco was acquired by the Braves in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds involving J.J. Hoover.

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