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Miami Marlins acquire Jeff Francoeur

The Marlins are close to adding another outfield bat.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Atlanta Braves Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

UPDATE — The Marlins acquired outfielder Jeff Francoeur and cash from the Braves in exchange for catching prospect Matt Foley, the club announced.

Texas acquired international signing slots in the deal, according to Joel Sherman of The New York Post.

ORIGINAL — Atlanta and Texas is closing in on a 3-team trade that would send outfielder Jeff Francoeur to Miami, according to Joel Sherman of The New York Post.

International signing money is headed to Texas, and shortstop Dylan Moore is heading to the Braves in the deal, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

Miami is also sending a minor league player to Texas, according to’s Joe Frisaro:

In the absence of Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins have been seeking outfield depth. The club acquired Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Francoeur, 32, is batting .249/.290/.381 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs over 99 games. He is a career .261 hitter who adds power to Miami’s lineup and will allow Manager Don Mattingly to create a platoon with Ichiro Suzuki in right field.

Foley, 26, is batting .257 this season. He was drafted by the Marlins in the 40th round of the 2015 draft.

Miami entered play Wednesday a game and a half behind the Cardinals in the National League Wild Card standings. Atlanta is rebuilding as it prepares to play in a new stadium next season.’s Joe Frisaro first reported the Marlins were considering Francoeur.