Maikel Franco's name was penciled into the sixth spot of Friday's lineup when it was first posted on Thursday afternoon. But it was no longer there on Friday morning, before the Phillies bus left for Bradenton.

Franco, 22, was optioned to minor league camp, along with pitchers Nefi Ogando and Joely Rodriguez.

Franco hit .200 (6-for-30) with four strikeouts, no walks and no extra-base hits in 12 games this spring.

"His time is going to come," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's upset, because he probably wanted to write a different script for himself. But the fact of the matter is, like any young player, who we feel is going to have an impact in the major leagues, his time will come when it comes. I think there was probably some element of trying to do too much."

Amaro said Franco will work primarily at third base in minor league camp, while keeping his first base glove in action some, too.