MLB: Where is Jeff Francoeur? Braves broadcaster's whereabouts revealed

Joshua Rogers August 11, 2021
MLB: Where is Jeff Francoeur? Braves broadcaster’s whereabouts revealed
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Fans wondered where Jeff Francoeur is recently. The Braves broadcaster was absent during their 3-2 win over Cincinnati, and people wondered what had happened to him.

Jeff Francoeur absent from recent Braves game

Former Braves outfielder and current broadcaster Jeff Francoeur was missing from his normal duties recently.

Atlanta beat Cincinnati 3-2 on 10 August, but Francoeur wasn’t on commentary.

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Francoeur is in his third full season as a Braves broadcaster for Fox Sports South. Since joining the team, he has become a fans’ favourite.

He received plaudits as a colour commentator and also worked in the postseason for TBS Sports a few seasons ago.

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What happened to Jeff Francouer? Fans question where he is

During the game against Cincinnati, fans took to Twitter to ask where Jeff was.

Jeff Francoeur’s whereabouts revealed

There are two reason why Jeff Francoeur has been missing recently.

Firstly, he’s been doing some national games away from the Braves.

Secondly, it appears he’s also been off ill with laryngitis.

During a segment of the broadcast, Chip Carey appeared to confirm the news, according to one fan.

Jeff will no doubt be back covering the Braves soon.

He tested positive for covid last year

Jeff had another health issue in the past year.

In July 2020, Jeff confirmed he had tested positive for covid.

He wrote on Twitter: “I have tested positive for covid-19. I am asymptomatic and feel fine, but I will be in self-quarantine until I’m cleared to get back to the broadcast booth with Chip and Tom.”

Jeff is believed to have made a full recovery from covid and isn’t suffering long-term symptoms.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.