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Royals Drop Veteran

Royals Drop Veteran

The Royals designated outfielder Jeff Francoeur for assignment following Saturday’s loss in Minnesota.  Francoeur is hitting just .208 with three homers and 13 RBI in 59 games this season.  The club recalled infielder Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha to fill the roster spot.

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