MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 12: Jeff Francoeur #21 and Brayan Pena #27 of the Kansas City Royals celebrate Francoeur scoring against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of their game on April 12, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Jeff Francoeur Trade Rumors: Royals Sending Out Mixed Signals On Right Fielders Availability

The Kansas City Royals are possibly looking to trade Jeff Francoeur, but as of late the Royals have been sending ou mixed signals.

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Jeff Francoeur Trade Rumors: Royals Keep Changing Their Mind On Right Fielders Availability

The Kansas City Royals have said that they want to trade right fielder Jeff Francoeur, however the front office their front office keeps changing their mind about if they are going to trade away Francouer. One official from another club said the Royals go "back and forth, every other week" on what they plan to do.

One key reason for the Royals front office being hesitant has to do with the Boston Red Sox who are trying to trade third baseman Kevin Youkilis. Once Youkilis is gone the teams that do not land Youkilis will then turn to the Royals for Francoeur's experience and bat. The teams currently in the running for Youikilis who also could be there for Francouer are the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Aneles Dodgers.

The Royals feel they cane move Francouer as they feel they have a capable replacement in hitting prospect Wil Myers.

Read more about the Kansas City Royals at Royals Review. Check out Baseball Nation for additional news and notes around Major League Baseball.

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Kansas City Royals Trade Rumors: Jeff Francoeur On His Way Out?

The Kansas City Royals aren't necessarily in a rush to trade right fielder Jeff Francoeur, but with the emergence of minor league standout Will Myers has suddenly Francouer expendable.

Myers 22 home runs and 58 RBI between Double-A and Triple-A and is just another outstanding young prospect the Royals have under their wing.

CBSSports baseball insider had this on the idea of trading Francoeur:

Royals people have said they will be patient with Myers, so there's no rush to trade Francoeur, who's hitting .268 with five homers and 16 RBI. One potential issue/impediment to a trade is Francoeur's limited value. He was a midseason pickup of the Rangers two years ago but was making very little money at the time. Now he's in the first year of a two-year $13.5 million deal.

Read more about the Kansas City Royals at Royals Review. Check out Baseball Nation for additional news and notes around Major League Baseball.

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