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BASEBALL Former Royals outfielder Francoeur headed to Giants

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 5:44 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 12:54 p.m.

Former Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur is headed to the San Francisco Giants on a minor-league deal. Plans call for him to report initially to the Giants’ Class AAA Fresno affiliate to get some playing time in left field.

Francoeur has played just two major-league games in left field throughout his nine-year career, but the Giants don’t want to move Hunter Pence out of right field.

Financial details aren’t yet known, but the Giants are likely to pay only a pro-rated share of the major-league minimum. If so, the Royals remain obligated for the remaining balance of Francoeur’s $6.75 million salary.

Francoeur, 29, became a free agent when released last Friday after clearing waivers. He was batting .208 with a .249 on-base percentage, three homers and 13 RBIs in 59 games.

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