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MILWAUKEE -- Searching for offensive help, the Milwaukee Brewers traded for third baseman Juan Francisco on Monday and promoted second baseman Scooter Gennett from Triple-A Nashville. http://www.falconsrookiestore.com/Hats/ . Milwaukee sent minor league pitcher Tom Keeling to Atlanta for Francisco, who was designated for assignment on Thursday. Francisco, who had shared time at third base with Chris Johnson, hit .241 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 35 games with the Braves. With Aramis Ramirez still not 100 per cent after spraining his left knee early in the season, Francisco gives the Brewers another option at third and maybe first. He also provides a sorely needed left-handed bat off the bench. "First base Im not sure of," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Third base, hes a good defender. First base, hes played there some. But well have to see that by getting him out there, where he is. Especially with this ballpark, weve got a couple more left-handers in our lineup with Scooter and him, and I think it balances out the lineup better." The 25-year-old Keeling was selected in the 18th round in 2010 out of Oklahoma State. He was 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA and one save with Double-A Huntsville this season. The Braves assigned the left-hander to Double-A Mississippi. Gennett will be in the mix at second, where Rickie Weeks has been mired in a season-long slump. One of the Brewers top prospects, Gennett hit .297 with eight stolen bases and 13 RBIs for Nashville. "I cant say that I was satisfied with the way I played but I think I did OK and held my own," Gennett said. "But I can do a lot better." Roenicke wasnt ready to commit to playing Gennett, also a lefty batter, over Weeks, who started Monday against Oakland left-hander Tommy Milone. "For right now well kind of do it a platoon system, but it wont always be that way - strictly lefty-righty," Roenicke said. "But in general terms, thats what Im thinking. Im looking forward to seeing him. Hes got some energy, which I like, and I think we need. Anytime you bring in guys that have a lot of energy - a (Jean) Segura-type energy - I think its good for your club." To make room for Francisco and Gennett on the roster, Milwaukee optioned right-hander Mike Fiers to Nashville and released shortstop Alex Gonzalez. Gonzalez hit .177 in 41 games for the Brewers. Expected to fill a bench role this season, Gonzalez was Milwaukees opening-day first baseman because of injuries to Corey Hart and Mat Gamel. He moved to third base when Ramirez went down in April. Limited to just 24 games last season due to a right knee injury, Gonzalez hit .292 during spring training but never got into a groove during the regular season. "The new position in spring, I think he enjoyed it," Roenicke said. "I dont know what the reasoning is sometimes when guys struggle but Yuni (Betancourt) played well and that left Alex out, which is difficult for a guy whos played every day for his career." After emerging as a top pitching prospect for Milwaukee last season, Fiers has struggled this year. He was removed from the rotation after just one start - when he surrendered six runs and nine hits over five innings in a 9-2 loss to Arizona on April 6. He was optioned to Nashville on April 18 and returned to Milwaukee a month later. But after giving up just two runs over his next five appearances, Fiers had a 14.20 ERA in two starts, including Sunday when he allowed five runs over 1 2-3 innings at Philadelphia. Gennett was with the Brewers on Monday but not in the starting lineup. Francisco will join the team Tuesday, after travelling from the Dominican Republic. http://www.falconsrookiestore.com/Falcons-Robert-Alford-Jersey/ .05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal. The designation was released Monday after the deadline passed for NFL teams to use franchise or transition tags on players becoming free agents. http://www.falconsrookiestore.com/Falcons-Courtney-Upshaw-Jersey/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.falconsrookiestore.com/Falcons-Derrick-Coleman-Jersey/ . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stantons season is not over. Neither is the Miami Marlins slide.Stanton made a surprise return to the lineup, Ichiro Suzuki hit the first pinch-hit home run of his legendary career, and Justin Bour got on the field for the first time in two months.All that still wasnt enough, as the Marlins fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday night -- dropping to 1-10 in their last 11 games.Stanton, the reigning Home Run Derby champion, was reinstated from the disabled list about an hour before the game -- 24 days after his season was thought to be over because of a badly strained groin. Marlins manager Don Mattingly said all that Stanton will be able to do for now is pinch-hit, but for a team that is freefalling out of the NL wild-card race any help would be welcomed.And Stanton delivered, getting a sharp pinch-hit single in the fifth before being removed for a pinch-runner.Thats what he knows he can do right now, Mattingly said. Were not talking about him going to be in right field three days from now. Thats not going to happen, but I do expect that to happen at some point.Ichiros home run in the eighth made it 4-3, and Jeff Francoeurs try for what would have been a go-ahead two-run homer later that inning sailed just foul in the left-field corner.One pitch later, Francoeur nearly knocked down third-base coach Lenny Harris with another foul ball. Harris stayed on the grass for a few seconds for comic relief, but in the end there was again nothing for Miami to laugh about as the teams fledgling playoff hopes took another hit.Stanton took part in a simulated game Tuesday, did some baserunning and shagged fly balls. After all that came one final check-up with doctors -- the Marlins almost foreshadowed what was happening by tweeting out a photo of the chiseled Stanton with the words Not Human -- and then the announcement of the roster move.This is something that could givve us a little bit of a bump, hopefully, Mattingly said. http://www.falconsrookiestore.com/Falcons-Devonta-Freeman-Jersey/. Stanton hurt his left groin trying to stretch a single into a double in what became the final out of an 8-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 13. The Marlins originally thought the severity of the injury meant Stanton would need six weeks to recover.Phillies starter Adam Morgan (2-9) snapped his major league-worst streak of nine consecutive losses, and Odubel Herrera scored three runs for Philadelphia. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth for his 35th save in 39 chances.Morgan (2-9) allowed five hits and one run in six innings. He hadnt won since May 10, going 0-9 with a 6.72 ERA in his last 15 appearances, 13 of those starts.Tommy Joseph and Freddy Galvis each drove in two runs for the Phillies. Jose Urena (3-6) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings for Miami, which is 11-23 since Aug. 1.I was trying to stay down in the zone, Urena said. And I did, but they found holes.Bour returned from the 60-day DL after missing two months with an ankle injury.Also Tuesday, the Marlins recalled left-handers Justin Nicolino and Hunter Cervenka from Triple-A New Orleans, and outfielder Yefri Perez from Double-A Jacksonville. Right-hander Kendry Flores was designated for assignment.OLYMPIC VIBEAshleigh Johnson -- a Miami native who was the goalie for the gold-medal-winning U.S. womens water polo team at last months Rio de Janeiro Olympics -- threw out the ceremonial first pitch.TRAINERS ROOMThe Marlins had LHP Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) and RHP Bryan Morris (back surgery) throw simulated games Tuesday.UP NEXTThe series ends with Phillies RHP Jeremy Hellickson (10-8, 3.88) going up against Marlins RHP Andrew Cashner (4-11, 5.00). Hellickson is 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA in four starts against Miami this season. Wholesale Jerseys From China China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Gear Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Wholesale Jerseys From China Discount NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '