Frenchy shows signs of bunts to come

Frenchy shows signs of bunts to come

CHICAGO -- Jeff Francoeur did something Tuesday night that he had only done three times previously in his career: bunt for a base hit.

The result was the Royals outfielder igniting a two-run seventh inning that gave Kansas City the lead en route to a 5-3 win over the White Sox.

Although the sight of players like Alcides Escobar, Jarrod Dyson and Chris Getz bunting for a base hit isn't surprising, other Royals could be dropping down more base-hit bunt attempts in the future.

The reason?

The past couple of weeks the Royals have changed the situational round of their batting practice routine by switching squeeze bunts for base-hit bunts. Manager Ned Yost said the Royals might only squeeze about three times a season, while bunting for hits is something that could help them more often.

"It's hard to ask somebody to do something if they don't practice it," Yost said.