Jeff Francoeur played with the Atlanta Braves from 2005 to 2009 as the primary right fielder and once potential future of the Braves. He shot on the scene in 2005 as a 21-year-old free-swinging outfielder who hit 14 bombs with a .300 batting average in 70 games. The next two seasons, he played in every game, 162, for the Braves and won a Gold Glove in 2007.
Major struggles in 2008 and 2009 made the Braves option to make a move. The Braves traded Francoeur to their rivals, New York Mets, for Ryan Church.
The former 1st round selection (23rd pick) then jumped around to the Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants and now the San Diego Padres.
He was sent to the Padres minor league system and now plays for El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate.
Well, his new teammates including another former Brave, Brooks Conrad, played an awful prank on Jeff.
Pranking your teammates is a normal thing in the baseball world but El Paso took it to the next level. Jeff’s teammates made him believe that Chihuahuas pitcher, Jorge Reyes, was deaf.
Somehow this prank lasted an entire month!! As you’ll see in the video, Francoeur isn’t the type to pay attention to details.
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