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The Atlanta Braves have traded veteran outfielder?Jeff Francoeur to the Miami Marlins in three-team deal that includes the?Texas Rangers. Cornell Armstrong Jersey .??The Braves get minor league infielder?Dylan Moore?from the Rangers and minor league catcher Matt Foley from the Marlins while also sending cash to Miami, the Braves said in a news release.As part of the trade, the Braves will send the Marlins $104,959 to help offset Francoeurs contract.?The Rangers obtained two international signing slots from Miami and one from Atlanta.Any big league player traded after Aug. 1 has to be first put on waivers.Francoeur hugged his Braves teammates and coaches goodbye in the visitors dugout early in Wednesdays game at Arizona.Its hard. Hes a great kid. Hes one of the finest human beings Ive ever been around, Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. Well miss him. Hes going to play meaningful games, good for him.Francoeur, 32, had made his hometown Braves Opening Day roster with an impressive spring training and had made it clear then that he wouldnt take an assignment with Triple-A affiliate Gwinnett.He was hitting .249 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs in 257 at-bats and 276 plate appearances entering Wednesday.Miami is contending for a National League wild-card spot and isnt sure whether star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will return this season from a severe groin strain.Moore, 24, was selected by the Rangers in the seventh round of the 2015 draft out of Central Florida.?Foley was taken in the 40th round of the 2015 draft out of Rhode Island College.Francoeur got a one-year, $1 million contract by making the Atlanta roster that could include up to $1 million in performance bonuses based on playing time: $200,000 each at 300, 350, 400, 450 and 500 plate appearances.After he had a brilliant rookie year with the Braves followed by two straight 100-RBI seasons, Francoeurs production dipped badly before he was dealt to the New York Mets in 2009. He bounced around to five more teams before returning to the Braves, who were impressed with his numbers last season in Philadelphia (.258, 13 homers, 45 RBIs) and thought he could be a positive influence in the clubhouse.Hes been great for our young kids and has been great on the field as well, said Braves assistant general manager Billy Ryan. Unfortunately, the circumstances of where we are as an organization, the Marlins are in contention, theyre going for it, so it was an opportunity for him to get some meaningful at-bats and hopefully get in the postseason.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Larry Csonka Jersey . With their top three point guards and Kobe Bryant all sidelined by injury, the Lakers signed Marshall out of the D-League on Friday before their home game against Minnesota. Cordrea Tankersley Jersey. Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. 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The team with an NHL-best 7-3-0 road record had Monday off and practiced in Denver on Tuesday before arriving in Minnesota a relatively rested team.The Thursday game marks the end of a three-game trip for the Bruins, who won a pair of tight contests over the Arizona Coyotes (2-1) and the Avalanche. But despite firing a combined 75 shots on goal in the two games, only four went in, giving Boston just 22 goals in the past nine contests.Following practice Tuesday, Bruins forward Brad Marchand, the teams leading goal-scorer last season, said it is premature to push the panic button.If we continue to get opportunities and play the way we are, then goals are going to come, said Marchand, who has five goals this season. We know that. Theres no need to worry. The only time is when youre not getting opportunities and not getting the chances, but we are. Were playing good hockey, and we want to continue that.The potential absence of leading scorer David Pastrnak certainly wont help the Bruins, though. The 20-year-old third-year forward from the Czech Republic has 10 goals already this season, but he sat out a second straight practice Wednesday in St. Paul and was listed as day-to-day by Boston coach Claude Julien.Minnesota, meanwhile, spent its day off Wednesday trying to digest a flame-broiled goose egg delivered to its doorstep by a struggling Calgary squad on the night before. The Flames arrived Tuesday having been outscored 27-9 in their past seven games (1-6-0) but left Minnesota with a hard-earned 1-0 win, much to the Wilds frustration.I just doont think we played the way we needed to, Wild defenseman Ryan Suter said. Xavien Howard Jersey. We had some chances and hit some posts. At the end of the day, we have to put the puck in the back of the net.Weve got to, as a group, ask ourselves, Did we really do enough to give ourselves a chance to create offense, to sustain offense, to get scoring chances? And I dont think we did, added Wild forward Zach Parise who skated 18:53 on Tuesday, tallying two shots, one hit and two penalty minutes in his first game after sitting out six due to a lower-body injury.It doesnt get any easier for the Wild (8-6-1), as they will face the NHLs reigning NHL First Star of the Week. Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask (4-0-0, 0.75 goals-against average last week) is 10-1-0 overall with a 1.54 GAA and a .945 save percentage.Hes been solid since the start of the season and giving us a chance to win every night, Julien said of Rask after the Sunday win.Weve been playing good hockey, and Ive felt good, Rask said after Tuesdays practice. I think everybody has contributed to our success, and Im just riding along with the boys, I guess.The Wild, who also dropped a 1-0 contest at Colorado on Nov. 6, have been held to two goals or fewer in five of their six November games after outscoring opponents 13-0 in three games to close out October, the first of which was a 5-0 Oct. 25 blanking of the Bruins in Boston. Rask sat out that game due to injury.Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk, who was in goal for all three shutouts, stopped all 27 Boston shots that night, a feat he may have to duplicate if his teammates cant solve their offensive woes. Considering Minnesotas stingy defensive play recently (10 goals allowed in the last nine games), that is not out of the question.Dubnyk is tied for the league lead in shutouts (three) and save percentage (.948) and is second only to Rask in goals against average (1.60). 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