The Braves Show's Bill Shanks talks about the Francoeur trade with Mark Healy of Baseball Digest.com…
Ryan Church designated for assignment
Church was acquired from the Mets on July 10 for Jeff Francoeur. He played in 44 games for the Braves and hit .260 with 2 home runs and 18 RBI in 127 at bats.
Church also had a variety of injuries in his time in Atlanta. The Braves were expected to non-tender Church this weekend.
Bill Shanks hosts The Bill Shanks Show on WFSM Fox Sports 1670 in Macon, Georgia and The Braves Show Talk Show. Shanks writes a weekly baseball column for The Macon Telegraph and is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team. You can email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/billshanks.
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