Minor Moves: Francoeur, Sexton, Figgins, Krill

Here are the minor moves of the day …

  • The Padres tweet that Jeff Francoeur has cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A El Paso. Frenchy was designated for assignment earlier this week after struggling with the big league club, but the former NL Rookie of the Year candidate has performed quite well at the Triple-A level this season.
  • Former Padres farmhand Tim Sexton has inked a minor league deal with the Athletics, according to Midland RockHounds assistant GM of media relations Greg Bergman (h/t: Melissa Lockard of OaklandClubhouse.com). Sexton, a 27-year-old right-hander, has a 5.90 ERA in 58 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season, and he has a lifetime 6.68 ERA at the Triple-A level. He’s been much better at Double-A, however, with a 4.40 ERA, 6.9 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 188 1/3 innings at that level.
  • TheĀ Dodgers have requested unconditional released waivers on utilityman Chone Figgins, the club announced. The veteran was designated for assignment last Wednesday. He has reached base at an impressive .373 clip on the year, but has slugged only .267 over his 76 plate appearances.
  • The Giants have released outfielder Brett Krill, according to the PCL transactions page. Krill, 25, struggled at all levels this year, including his first attempt at Triple-A. His aggregate triple-slash on the seasonĀ is .191/.260/.253 over 197 plate appearances. Krill has seen his offensive production decline steadily as he has moved up in the system over the last four years.

18 Responses to Minor Moves: Francoeur, Sexton, Figgins, Krill Leave a Reply

  1. Geoff Bonn 11 months ago

    No Brett Pill. No Brett Krill. I’m no doctor, but stop drafting guys named Brett who have two “L’s” at the back of their last name. Go Giants!

  2. What doesn’t krill you makes you stronger ?

  3. Chioakcisco 11 months ago

    Based on his name alone, I bet Krill is going to Anaheim.

    • Melvin Mendoza, Jr. 11 months ago

      Are they expanding their horizons to all types of seafood now?

  4. BlueSkyLA 11 months ago

    The Krill is gone.

  5. Daniel Morairity 11 months ago

    Figgins is a great utility man and somebody will sign him soon and it might be the yankees

  6. Melvin Mendoza, Jr. 11 months ago

    What difference does it make what Figgins is slugging? He’s never been a big XBH guy. Next are they going to knock Clayton Kershaw because he’s batting below the Mendoza line?

    • RyanWKrol 11 months ago

      The Dodgers don’t know what OBP is. They still think Eric Karros was a valuable player for them.

  7. Ron Greenawalt 11 months ago

    the pirates could use him and end the nix martinez experiment

  8. Scott Krouse 11 months ago

    I’m not trying to be snarky, but I had no idea that Figgins was still in the bigs. I thought he was done a couple of seasons ago after playing for Seattle. What are you going to tell me next that Gil Meche was DFA’ed?

    • BlueSkyLA 11 months ago

      He was signed to a minor league contract and made the team out of Spring Training. He was making a useful contribution as a utility infielder until he was injured. They picked up Darwin Barney to replace him. But since all of this happened on the West Coast…

      • Scott Krouse 11 months ago

        I follow things on the West Coast, just surprised by hearing Figgins’ name. By the way, my favorite player ever is/was Scott Van Slyke’s dad. Therefore I’m also a huge fan of his son and his Brian Wilson-like beard.

        • BlueSkyLA 11 months ago

          Sorry for sounding grouchy about that. A lot of East Coast fans don’t follow much baseball in this time zone. Van Slyke’s beard isn’t quite in Wilson territory yet, but small birds could become lost in it.

  9. bucsws2014 11 months ago

    One of these days Francouer is going to remember how to play baseball. And when that day comes, watch out.

    • GetToTheChoppa 11 months ago

      He knows how to play baseball. He just doesn’t know what a walk is.

  10. LittleOtterPaws 11 months ago

    The headline made me think Richie was back…

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