According to a report by the New York Post, Kansas City Royals outfielder Jeff Francouer recruited new Royals' reliever Jonathan Broxton and ultimately sold him on the idea of signing with Kansas City. Francouer, Broxton and Royals manager Ned Yost recently went on a bow hunting trip to comedian Jeff Foxworthy's farm in Georgia. It was on that trip that Francouer helped convince Broxton to sign with the Royals instead of the New York Mets.
"I'm not much of a hunter, but that hunting trip really worked out well,'' Francoeur told The Post yesterday of the excursion to The Foxworthy Farm, which spans more than 40,000 wildlife acres. "I think we're going to have a pretty good little team now in Kansas City."
Broxton signed a one year, $4 million dollar deal with the Royals and was to take his physical with the club on Wednesday. He missed much of last season with arm troubles that eventually led to surgery on his elbow. He is healthy now and hopes to return to the form that saw him record 84 saves for the Dodgers.
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