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Blue Jays' Adam Lind on the DL, Juan Francisco to take his spot

The Toronto Blue Jays have been without Adam Lind since he injured his back in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Twins.  The entire team had Wednesday off thanks to a rainout and he was held out of both games of a double-header on Thursday.  Before today's game with the Cleveland Indians,  Lind went through some stretching programs to see if his back had recovered.  Apparently...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Bernard Hopkins, Paulie Malignaggi And Juan Francisco Estrada

I’ve been telling you, get on to Flickr commons, because it’s full of amazing photos like the one above of Muhammad Ali meeting and greeting in the Netherlands. It has nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule, but god damn, it’s cool. The schedule is also quite cool, with a few different things happening around the place. Obviously there’s a big show on Showtime with...
Via The Queensbury Rules
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Juan Francisco to minor league deal

Hector Gomez of sports radio program ZDeportes in the Dominican Republic reports that the Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent corner infielder Juan Francisco. Francisco has been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. The 26-year-old was released by the Brewers at the end of spring training after losing first base duties to a platoon of Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds.
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lion Fight 14- Jorina Baars vs. Cris Cyborg full weigh in and face off video

About the only time I have literally yelled out “Daaaamn, he’s shredded” during a weigh in was when Nicaraguan boxer Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez weighed in for his fight with Juan Francisco Estrada back in 2010. I have seen hundreds of weigh-ins and that little dude is the only one that has gotten an instant reaction from me. But today another fighter joins that pantheon...
Via Fight Hub TV
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Decision on Francisco Right for Player, Impact for Team Murky

(Photo: Getty Images) The Juan Francisco saga cleared up a little bit Monday, with reports specifying that Francisco had been placed on release waivers, clearing him to sign with another team. A release from the Brewers was not the result I envisioned with Francisco.  After the conclusion of the 2013 season, I was adamant that the Brewers look proactively and determinedly for...
Via Brewers Bar
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently Spring Training Numbers Don’t Matter (Except When They Do)

(Image: Associated Press) The Brewers officially announced the end of the Juan Francisco experiment earlier today.  My colleague Nick Michalski said this is the right move for Francisco, and I see no reason to disagree.  Francisco seems to have worked hard in winter ball, made adjustments to his approach at the plate, and was having a great spring at the time of his release...
Via Brewers Bar
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers request waivers on INF Juan Francisco

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Brewers have requested waivers on infielder Juan Francisco after the left-handed slugger lost out on their first-base job.
Via FOXSports.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently Spring Training Numbers Don’t Matter (Except When They Do)

(Image: Associated Press) The Brewers officially announced the end of the Juan Francisco experiment earlier today.  My colleague Nick Michalski said this is the right move for Francisco, and I see no reason to disagree.  Francisco seems to have worked hard in winter ball, made adjustments to his approach at the plate, and was having a great spring at the time of his release...
Via Brewers Bar
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Decision on Francisco Right for Player, Impact for Team Murky

(Photo: Getty Images) The Juan Francisco saga cleared up a little bit Monday, with reports specifying that Francisco had been placed on release waivers, clearing him to sign with another team. A release from the Brewers was not the result I envisioned with Francisco.  After the conclusion of the 2013 season, I was adamant that the Brewers look proactively and determinedly...
Via Brewers Bar
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers release 1B Juan Francisco

Ever since Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds were told they were on the team's 25-man roster, Juan Francisco's removal from the roster was expected. The club made the move official Monday, requesting waivers on the 26-year-old for the purpose of his unconditional release. Francisco hit .346 with three home runs and six RBI this spring, but the Brewers opted to keep the two veteran...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Overbay, Reynolds make Brewers' 25-man roster

The battle at first base has been settled, as the Milwaukee Brewers informed Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay on Sunday that they will make the 25-man roster. Juan Francisco's time with the team appears to be over, but the club has yet to make an official announcement on his status. Since both were on minor-league contracts, Reynolds and Overbay will need to be added to the 40...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers rumors: Juan Francisco released during Spring Training

No official statement given from the Milwaukee Brewers organization as of Sunday morning but Juan Francisco has an empty locker in Maryvale, Arizona. Francisco who has had a great offensive showing this spring has been a liability in the field that can't be looked over.After coming over from the Atlanta Braves last June, Francisco showed power and versatility at the plate. With...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
27 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Early, But Brewers Facing Tough Decisions Already

(Cloudy the future is.  Zuma Images) It could all be talk or it could lead to something happening.  The Milwaukee Brewers’ roster construction heading into Spring Training suggested that some players may be on the outside looking in to start the season.  That group would seemingly include out-of-options infielders Jeff Bianchi and Juan Francisco.  In addition, minor league...
Via Brewers Bar
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Brewers preview: Braun & Co. face tough task in NL Central

  2013: 74-88, fourth in NL Central Manager: Ron Roenicke (fourth season) Key additions: Matt Garza, Francisco Rodriguez, Will Smith, Mark Reynolds, Lyle Overbay Key losses: Norichika Aoki, Yuniesky Betancourt, Burke Badenhop, Mike Gonzalez, Corey Hart Offense: Derailed by injuries and suspension to the middle of their lineup, the Brewers still found a way to be an average offensive...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco makes his noise with bat

PHOENIX -- Juan Francisco is oftentimes slumped over in his locker, intently focused on his phone or iPod, seemingly oblivious to what's going on around him. The Milwaukee Brewers first baseman rarely smiles or shows any emotion for that matter. A glance at the team's media guide usually provides a series of hobbies or interesting facts about the players, but Francsico'...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers notebook: Francisco turns on the power

PHOENIX -- With the kind of power Juan Francisco has, simply making more contact would likely result in an impressive number of home runs. Francisco got his exhibition season off to a good start by hitting towering home runs in each of his first two at-bats, driving in three runs in Milwaukee's 11-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics in its Cactus League opener Thursday at Phoenix...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braun homers in return, Brewers beat A's 11-3

Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat back from suspension, Juan Francisco slugged two homers and the Milwaukee Brewers opened their spring training schedule with an 11-3 win Thursday over the Oakland Athletics. Braun hit an 0-1 pitch from starter Tommy Milone high in the air and over the fence near the left-field corner. The 2011 NL MVP was greeted by mainly a hearty...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers batter A's in Cactus League opener, 11-3

PHOENIX (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat back from suspension, Juan Francisco slugged two homers and the Milwaukee Brewers opened their spring training schedule with an 11-3 win Thursday over the Oakland Athletics. Braun hit an 0-1 pitch from starter Tommy Milone high in the air and over the fence near the left-field corner. The 2011 NL MVP was greeted by...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Brewers storylines in spring training

Despite freezing temperatures and inches of snow still left on the ground in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Brewers are headed to Phoenix with hopes of putting 2013 behind them and jumping back into playoff contention this season. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park on Saturday and the first full squad workout a week later, here's five storylines to follow...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

So How Do We Feel About Brewers Winter League Performance?

(Image: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) I’ve never paid much attention to the Caribbean winter leagues or the Arizona Fall League.  I’m really only familiar with them since they’re mentioned during Brewers broadcasts from time to time.  I’m aware that a popular theory for Jean Segura’s second half decline in 2013 was that he burned himself out playing winter ball, and...
Via Brewers Bar
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ass-Umption Conundrum

(Image: Paul Tenpenny / BorchertField.com) Going into the offseason, Brewers fans probably feared another quiet winter for GM Doug Melvin and company.  Last winter was a painful one due to the seemingly endless uneventful days passing by while other teams made moves to get better (or at least change).  I’m not advocating change for the sake of change, but it’s difficult...
Via Brewers Bar
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Giovani Segura Wins War Against Hernan Marquez

HERMOSILLO, MEXICO - In a fight that could easily be considered a fight of the year candidate, Giovani Segura triumphed over Hernan Marquez by way of twelfth round TKO. With the winner of this fight earning the right to step to the head of the line against Juan Francisco Estrada, the unified flyweight champion, expectations were high. A battle royal between two brawlers that would...
Via BadCulture
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers beat Pirates to delay winning season

Pirates ace Francisco Liriano lasted only three innings and the Milwaukee Brewers pounded out a 9-3 victory Wednesday night to delay Pittsburgh from clinching its first winning season since 1992. Liriano (15-7), who had allowed five earned runs in his previous four starts, was rocked for seven runs on seven hits, with two walks and two costly wild pitches. The Pirates, aiming for...
Via Fox Sports
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 Brewers Broadcaster Clichés (And Some Possible Alternatives)

(Image: OnMilwaukee.com) If you’re the type of Brewers fan who tries to watch all the games – and let’s assume for the moment you are – you’ve probably noticed our beloved television announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder re-use many phrases.  That’s perfectly understandable for two guys whose job it is to provide play-by-play and color to all but a handful...
Via Brewers Bar
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers' Halton stars in substitute feature, Brewers beat Cards 6-3

Starting in place of Juan Francisco rookie Sean Halton took full advantage of his opportunity Tuesday night. The first baseman one of a number of reinforcements who have bounced back and forth between Milwaukee and Class AAA Nashville this season drove in three runs with a pair of singles to help lead the Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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