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Jeff Francoeur Picks Royals Over Phillies; Playing Time Was A Factor

The Kansas City Royals on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Jeff Francoeur. The move doesn't come as a huge shock as the Royals were rumored to be interested in him and, of course, the GM Dayton Moore connection with the Atlanta Braves.

Francoeur spoke with Buck Lanford of FOX 5 in Atlanta and confirmed the signing.

Just spoke with Jeff Francoeur and he confirmed he signed a one year deal with the Kansas City Royals with a mutual option for a 2nd year. Francoeur said he's excited to be reunited with Dayton Moore and Ned Yost, and looks forward to the opportunity to play everyday. Francoeur said he came close to signing with the Phillies, but the chance to play everyday in KC was a huge factor.

I guess you can chalk Francoeur up for some playing time in Kansas City with this news.

As usual, check out Royals Review to see what Royals fans are saying about the move.