Franklin was traded
to the Braves to complete the Brandon Phillips deal from February.
Franklin was a 2013 draft pick with Cincinnati, but by his fifth season of professional ball he was only able to advance to High-A Dayton in the Reds' system. He only spent 13 games with Dayton before the trade but had failed to impress after the promotion, going 6-for-40 with only one extra-base hit. He'll look to reestablish himself with Atlanta and change his fortunes.