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Braves send Jeff Francoeur to Marlins in a three-way trade also involving the Rangers


Update #2 (10:07 PM EDT): The Braves officially announced the trade. They are also acquiring Foley along with Moore. The Braves sent cash considerations to the Marlins along with International Bonus Pool Slot No. 93 to the Rangers. The Marlins sent International Bonus Pool Slots No. 37 and 97 to the Rangers.


Update (9:40 PM EDT):’s Joe Frisaro hears Marlins minor league catcher Matt Foley is also involved in the deal, though it’s not yet known to which team he’ll go. It’s also unknown if Foley does or does not live in a van down by the river.


Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Braves are sending outfielder Jeff Francoeur to the Marlins in a three-way trade also involving the Rangers. The Braves will receive minor league shortstop Dylan Moore, and the Rangers will receive international bonus money.

Francoeur, 32, has posted a subpar .249/.290/.381 triple-slash line with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 276 plate appearances. He was sharing left field for most of the season but was relegated to the bench after the Braves acquired Matt Kemp from the Padres.

Moore, 24, was selected by the Rangers in the seventh round of the 2015 draft. He has moved from Single-A Hickry to High-A High Desert. In aggregate, he’s hit .263/.377/.440 with 14 home runs, 59 RBI, 73 runs scored, and 40 stolen bases in 494 plate appearances.

The Marlins are adding to their outfield depth as Giancarlo Stanton is expected to miss the rest of the season with a strained groin. Ichiro Suzuki moved into full-time work in right field with Xavier Scruggs and Oswaldo Arcia handling backup duty.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.