July 23 5:39 PM PT6:39 PM MT7:39 PM CT8:39 PM ET20:39 ET0:39 GMT8:39 5:39 PM MST7:39 PM EST8:09 PM VEN4:39 UAE (+1)7:39 PM CT-The San Diego Padres purchased the contract of Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. Analysis: The Padres signed Francoeur to a minor league deal in March. He failed to make the major league roster and hit .294 with 15 home runs and 60 RBIs with El Paso.
Mar. 22 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-The Indians released outfielder Jeff Francoeur. Analysis: The Indians signed the 30-year old to a minor league free-agent contract on January 6 and invited him to major league training camp. Francoeur had 35 at-bats with the Indians this spring, hitting .286 with one home run and 10 RBI. The Indians signed infielder/outfielder Elliot Johnson to a minor league contract on January 27. Johnson's versatility made him the better choice for the Indians according to general manager Chris Antonetti.