Jeff Francoeur is close to agreement on a minor league deal with the
#indians, source says.
Francoeur most recently played for the San Francisco Giants, though struggled mightily and was released.
That said – woeful with the stick or not, Francoeur is a very serviceable defender in the outfielder and even at a declining at, still has one of the best cannon arms in baseball.
The deal is not guaranteed so there’s little to lose for the Indians, outside of a Spring Training roster invite.
It’s not known how solid of a shot Francoeur will have to make the Indians’ final roster once the Spring concludes, though it is believed the deal was made with hopeful intentions that Francoeur would become a bench player for the Tribe moving forward.
He will also provide some insurance against left handed pitching as he’s a career .285 hitter against southpaws.