While Marcell Ozuna‘s future with the Marlins remains in question, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the club is “looking” at some right-handed bats, including free agent outfielder Jeff Francoeur.
After spending nearly all of 2014 in the minors, the 32-year-old Francoeur latched on with the rebuilding Phillies last season and batted .258 with 13 home runs and a .718 OPS over 343 plate appearances. That’s not great production, but he’s a popular clubhouse guy and figures to get another opportunity somewhere. Our own Craig Calcaterra is still holding out hope for a reunion with the Braves.
If the Marlins were to trade Ozuna, they’d likely move Christian Yelich to center field and utilize Derek Dietrich on the strong side of a platoon in left field. This is where someone like Francoeur could fit in.