New York Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeur says he's been traded to the Texas Rangers.
The AL West-leading Rangers have been looking for a right-handed
hitter to come off the bench for the final month of the season and
their expected postseason appearance. The deal had to be completed
by Tuesday night in order for Francoeur to be eligible for the
The teams have yet to officially announce the trade, but the
strong-armed Francoeur said after a 9-2 loss to Atlanta that he's
headed to the Rangers. He says he excited about the chance to be on
a playoff team.