The Milwaukee Brewers had a three-way battle for the first base position this spring. It was clear that the most the team would keep would be two.
The third man, and the odd man out was Juan Francisco, despite having a solid spring training.
Francisco, 26, was batting .346 this spring, but just wasn't as skilled as Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds in the field.
Overbay and Reynolds will share time at 1B this season for the Brewers and Francisco will look to join another team. He will receive $337,500 from the Brewers despite being released.
Overbay is a left-handed batter and also throws left, while Reynolds does both right-handed. Who starts at 1B any given day will depend on the pitcher the Brewers face.
Reynolds has the advantage of being younger (30), but Overbay has tons of experience. It will be interesting to see which player gets more time at 1B.
The Brewers begin regular season play at home March 31 against the Atlanta Braves. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.