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Mets designate Franco for assignment, call up Milledge

Updated: July 12, 2007, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Julio Franco may have finally run out of at-bats.

Julio Franco

First BaseNew York Mets

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2007 Season Stats

GM HR RBI R OBP AVG

40 1 8 7 .328 .200

The New York Mets cut the 48-year-old utilityman Thursday, opting to give 22-year-old outfielder Lastings Milledge another chance in the majors.

The NL East leaders announced the move before starting the second half with a game against Cincinnati.

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