From BR Bullpen
Matthew Neil Franco
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.
- High School Westlake (CA) High School
- Debut September 6, 1995
- Final Game September 27, 2003
- Born August 19, 1969 in Santa Monica, CA USA
 Biographical Information
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 was 3rd in the Pacific League in doubles in 2004. 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),