ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves are sending Jeff Francoeur
(fran-KOOR') to the minors to work on his hitting.
A Braves spokesman says the outfielder has been optioned to
Francoeur went 0-for-4 last night, dropping his batting average
to .234 with eight homers and 41 RBIs. He hit only .206 in June and
is 1-for-12 in three games this month. Francoeur batted .293 with
19 homers and 105 RBIs last season.
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