Franco named Southern League Player of the Week

Infielder receives his first weekly award of the season

By Miranda Black, Mississippi Braves | August 8, 2016 12:24 PM

PEARL, MS --  Infielder Carlos Franco was named Southern League Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, August 7.

Franco hit .500 (10-for20) and posted a .800 slugging percentage in seven games during the week. He had three doubles, a homer and seven RBI. Franco's average was the second-best in all of Double-A baseball during the week.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Franco is hitting .260 through 98 games with the M-Braves this season. He has 11 doubles, three triples, three homers and 42 RBI. Franco was signed by the Braves as a non-drafted free agent on May 5, 2009. 

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