Maikel Franco getting used to life as a platoon player; Alec Bohm impresses inside and out of the batter's box

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Maikel Franco getting used to life as a platoon player; Alec Bohm impresses inside and out of the batter's box
Maikel Franco getting used to life as a platoon player; Alec Bohm impresses inside and out of the batter's box

Maikel Franco arrived Tuesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, glanced at the Phillies lineup, and saw his name missing for a fifth-straight game. The Phillies have shifted Franco to a platoon-role at third base, reserving him mostly for lefthanded pitchers. But Franco said there is no indication if he will play Wednesday against Rockies lefthander Tyler Anderson. Thus is the life of a platoon player. “I have to get used to it,” Franco said. “I have to be positive no matter what's going to happen, no matter if it's a bad moment or a tough moment. I always try to just be confident and be in my line and do everything that I can do.” Franco entered Tuesday batting .182 with a .232 on-base percentage

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