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7/5/2013 3:12 P.M. ET

Royals request unconditional release waivers on Jeff Francoeur

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has requested unconditional release waivers on outfielder Jeff Francoeur, who was designated for assignment on June 30. Francoeur hit .208 with 3 homers and 13 RBI for the Royals this season.

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