Atlanta had to make a roster move today to make room for Alex Wood. And to do so they blew up their 3B platoon:
3B Juan Francisco designated for assignment by #Braves to open roster spot for Alex Wood.
— David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) May 30, 2013
Chris Johnson will be the everyday third baseman now.
Francisco was hitting .241/.287/.398 with five homers in 35 games, but had fallen off pretty sharply in May. Johnson is hitting .346/.380/.492 with three homers, though obviously that’s not sustainable. A tough decision for the Braves to lose a lefty with some pop, but it’s probably the decision I’d make too if forced to choose between them.