Phillies Maikel Franco Optioned to Triple-A, Miller Reinstated from IL
Maikel Franco's run with the Phillies could be coming to an end.
The Philadelphia Phillies announced Sunday afternoon the team optioned Franco to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
In addition, Philadelphia reinstated Brad Miller from the 10-day injured list. Miller had been on the mend with a hip injury. In 27 games since being traded to the Phillies, Miller is hitting .220 with three homers, seven RBIs and seven runs scored.
Franco, who was once considered one of the top prospects in the organization, has really struggled with consistency at the plate. The 26-year old is hitting just .231 with 15 home runs, 47 RBI, scoring 41 runs scored.
With Franco at Triple-A it appears that Scott Kingery will now be the everyday third baseman.
With the edition of Corey Dickerson, plus Adam Haseley and Roman Quinn back from injury, the need to play Kingery in the outfield has been negated, meaning he can focus on one position.
The team elected to keep the more versatile Sean Rodriguez, over Franco, because he can play multiple positions.