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The Kansas City Royals would like to add a
left-handed-hitting outfielder who could help spell Jeff Francoeur against
tough right-handed pitchers, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
It was reported earlier this month that the Royals were in the market for another outfielder, but it wasn’t specified that they were
hoping to acquire a player to help Francoeur versus right-handers. Beyond their
projected starters – including Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and Francoeur – the Royals
currently have four potential reserve outfielders in camp, including David
Lough, Jarrod Dyson, Endy Chavez and Xavier Nady.
The 29-year-old Francoeur has far superior career totals
against left-handers. The Royals currently have Dyson – a left-handed-hitter –
on their roster, but Rosenthal notes that he’s not strong enough offensively to
fill the role the Royals envision.
While Kansas City is searching the market, they are not
optimistic about finding a player to help spell Francoeur before Opening Day,
according to Rosenthal. They considered Brennan Boesch – who was recently
released by the Detroit Tigers – but he ultimately signed with the New York
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