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.
By BOB DUTTON
The Kansas City Star
Francoeur has played just two major-league games in left field throughout his nine-year career, but the Giants dont want to move Hunter Pence out of right field.
Financial details arent 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 Francoeurs $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.