Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 6/3/13
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers made a flurry of roster moves Monday morning, shaking up the team as they return home for a seven-game homestand. The Brewers acquired veteran third baseman Juan Francisco from Atlanta in exchange for minor league left-hander Thomas Keeling. In order to make room for Francisco on the 25-man roster, Milwaukee released infielder Alex Gonzalez. Infielder Scooter Gennett will join the Brewers from Triple-A Nashville and right-hander Mike Fiers was optioned to Triple-A. Gennett will be in uniform for Monday's game against Oakland, while Francisco will report to the Brewers in time for Tuesday's game. Francisco, 25, was designated for assignment May 30 by Atlanta. Platooning at third base for the Braves, Francisco was hitting .241 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 35 games this season. Though he has never played first base in the big leagues, the Brewers expect Francisco to replace Gonzalez in the platoon at first base until Corey Hart returns. A career ...
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