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Shocker: Jeff Francoeur to clear waivers, become a free agent this week

Jeff Francoeur

Texas Rangers’ Jeff Francoeur smiles during a news conference Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Game 5 of baseball’s American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Rangers is scheduled for Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Don’t look at me that way. There are like 40 posts a day around here, so I’m more than entitled to devote one or two of them every couple of days to my hysterical and irrational fixation on an otherwise insignificant role player. I know it’s immature and rather nuts, but it’s my thing, OK? Morosi:

Spoke with source who expects Jeff Francoeur to clear waivers and become a free agent by end of this week.

The line forms on the left. You’ll have to cut in front of Dayton Moore, but I imagine they’ll be plenty of Frenchy to go around.