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Jeff Francoeur pranked again, trapped in coaches’ bathroom (Video)

Jeff FrancoeurJeff Francoeur was called up to the big leagues by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, so his minor league teammates from Triple-A El Paso decided to give him a going away present.

Cody Decker, who has 13 home runs for the Chihuahuas this season, produced yet another video in which the team runs a prank on Francoeur. The last prank was an extremely elaborate one in which the team convinced Frenchy that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf. This time they trapped Francoeur in the coaches’ bathroom.

The video has a “Snatch” feel to it and while it isn’t quite as good as the original — nothing could be — it’s still pretty enjoyable.

Jeff Francoeur victim of epic prank, thought teammate was deaf (Video)

Jeff Francoeur deafJeff Francoeur was released by the Cleveland Indians during spring training and picked up by the San Diego Padres organization, which assigned him to the minor leagues. Little did he know that when he was sent down, he’d end up being the victim of one of the best pranks we’ve seen.

Frenchy’s teammates with the El Paso Chihuahuas of the Pacific Coast League convinced him that pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf and managed to keep up the charade for a month, Decker tells us. As Reyes explains in the video, he went without listening to music on team trips despite how difficult it was, just to keep up the appearance that he was deaf.

The video was put together by first baseman/former 22nd round pick out of UCLA, Cody Decker, who has put together a handful of videos on his “Antihero Baseball” YouTube channel. Decker recorded interviews with players who provided commentary on how stupid Frenchy was for falling for the prank, and then he recorded Frency’s reaction to watching the final video. That was just a superb touch.

Excellent video, Decker.