Royals Sign OF Francoeur to 2-Year Deal


August 18th, 2011 by Jim Field

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals have signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur for another two years.  The club announced Thursday that Francoeur had signed a two-year contract extension through 2013. He’s hitting .277 in his first year with the Royals, with 15 home runs, 66 RBIs and a career-high 19 stolen bases. The affable veteran has also been a clubhouse leader and mentor for the Royals, who are the youngest team in the major leagues. He’s also third in the majors with 12 outfield
assists.      Francoeur signed a one-year contract with the Royals last Dec. 15.