Matt Franco

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Matthew Neil Franco

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Matt Franco is the nephew of Hollywood actor (and former minor league baseball player) Kurt Russell and the grandson of actor (and minor league player and owner of the Portland Mavericks) Bing Russell.

Franco went to Japan in 2004 as Bobby Valentine's utility man for the Chiba Lotte Marines. He had previously played for Valentine on the New York Mets. He was 3rd in the Pacific League in doubles that year. In 2005 he hit .300/.372/.496 and was 7th in the league in OBP, 9th in RBI (78) and runs (73) and tied for fourth in doubles (28),

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