August 5, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Jeff Francoeur (23) hits a RBI-single to score right fielder Hunter Pence (8, not pictured) against Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20, left) during the eighth inning at AT

San Francisco Giants release Jeff Francoeur

Veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur who was designated for assignment for the second time this season, has been released by the San Francisco Giants today.

The Giants designated Francoeur three days ago, who was granted a release from the Kansas City Royals on July 5th and signed with the World Series winning San Francisco Giants just four days later.

The 29 year old year old once appeared as a promising young prospect but never lived up to the expectations that came from his excellent rookie season with the Atlanta Braves. In his first year in the league back in 2005, Francoeur hit 14 home runs and 45 RBI’s with a .300 batting average in 257 at-bats through 70 games played.

His career season was in 2006, where he 29 home runs and driving in 103 RBI’s with a .260 batting average. Since then, his home run mark has only reached the 20′s once, which happened in 2011 with the Kansas City Royals where he finally reached 20.

Francoeur had a slim batting line of .194/.206/.226 in 63 plate appearances with the Giants. He is now a free agent and can sign with any team but could decide to take the rest of the year off.

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