Jeff Francoeur has been cut loose by the Texas Rangers, in a move that hardly comes as a surprise. Francoeur was arbitration-eligible and made $5 million this past season -- so Texas, just like the Mets would have -- had to let the right fielder go.
Francoeur batted .340 (18-for-53) with two homers and 11 RBIs in 15 games for the Rangers after the Aug. 31 trade for Joaquin Arias (who has been claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Royals). He then went 3-for-24 in the postseason.
The early speculation is that Francoeur could wind up with the Kansas City Royals, where GM Dayton Moore has an affinity for Francoeur.
Read ESPNDallas.com's take on Francoeur here.