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Francoeur Is Texas Bound

NEW YORK - JULY 29:  Jeff Francoeur #12 of the New York Mets bats against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 29, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Cardinals 4-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Metszilla.comCorrespondent IAugust 31, 2010

According to Adam Rubin via Twitter Jeff Francoeur has been traded to the Texas Rangers:

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Frenchy confirms he's Texas-bound

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The Mets will receive utility infielder, Joaquin Arias, in return for Francoeur.  According to the Mets Press release on  Mets.com:

Arias, 25, hit .276 (27-for-98) with five doubles, one triple, no home runs, 18 runs scored and nine RBIs in 50 games for Texas this season. The 6-1, 165-pound right-handed-hitting infielder made starts at second base (16), first base (five) and shortstop (one) this season for the Rangers, making two errors in 121 total chances (.983 fielding percentage). He landed on the 15-day disabled list twice with a lower back strain, first from April 30 to May 16 and then again from July 31 to Aug. 16. He was designated for assignment on Aug. 24.”

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