Orioles sign third baseman Franco

Tuesday, March sixteen, 2021
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM one hundred and one.5

The Baltimore Orioles have signed third baseman Maikel Franco to a a person-12 months deal, the group introduced Tuesday.

Franco, 28, appeared in all sixty online games for the Kansas Metropolis Royals in 2020. He batted .278/.321/.457 with sixteen doubles, eight dwelling operates and 38 RBI. He led the group in doubles, additional-foundation hits and RBI.

Koby Perez, the Orioles’ recent senior director of intercontinental scouting, signed the Dominican Republic native for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010. Franco created his Key League debut in 2014 and put in 6 seasons with the Phillies right before he signed with the Royals for very last year.

To make area on the forty-person roster, the Orioles put pitcher Hunter Harvey (remaining oblique strain) on the sixty-working day hurt listing.

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