March 20, 2013 6:21 PM

Royals’ Francoeur says stats hide fact he’s finding swing

Whatever the numbers say, or even merely suggest, is irrelevant to Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur as this extended spring training crawls toward its conclusion. It’s not that they lie; he contends they are simply unimportant. Get him his necessary at-bats, Francoeur said, and he’ll be ready.

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