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Marlins acquire Jeff Francoeur from Braves in 3-way deal

The veteran outfielder will join Miami for the stretch run.

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The Marlins have acquired outfielder Jeff Francoeur in a three-way deal with the Braves and Rangers, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The deal will send shortstop Dylan Moore (from Texas) and catcher/first baseman Matt Foley (from Marlins) to the Braves and three international bonus slots (two from Miami and one from Atlanta) to the Rangers.

Francoeur, 32, recently cleared revocable trade waivers, making him eligible to be traded to any team. Miami has been looking for outfield help in the wake of Giancarlo Stanton’s potentially season-ending injury, and was linked to Carlos Gomez before Gomez signed with the Rangers.

Francoeur has hit .249/.290/.381 with seven home runs in 99 games with the Braves this season after signing a minor-league deal to return to Atlanta in late February. The Braves decided to keep him despite interest before the non-waiver trade deadline, as they viewed him as a strong clubhouse leader.

Moore, 24, was Texas’ 7th-round pick last season and has hit .263/.377/.440 with 14 homers and 59 RBI in 118 games for Single-A Hickory and High-A High Desert so far this season. He was not ranked among MLB.com’s rankings of the club’s top 30 prospects.

Foley, 22, has appeared in 14 games for the Marlins Rookie-League affiliate and Low-A Batavia, hitting .257/.386/.257 in that span. He was Miami’s 40th round pick in last year’s draft.