Frenchy's major slump leads to night off

Frenchy's major slump leads to night off

KANSAS CITY -- Right fielder Jeff Francoeur, mired in a deep slump, was given Wednesday night off by Royals manager Ned Yost.

Francoeur, hitless in his last 18 at-bats, was in a 3-for-35, .086, swoon in his last 10 games with no extra-base hits and just one RBI.

Yost concedes the veteran, down to .232 with 11 homers and 34 RBIs after a .285/20/87 line last year, is probably pressing.

"I think there's some urgency to try to catch up all in one week which never works," Yost said.

Just how long Francoeur might sit will depend on the performances of Jarrod Dyson in center and Lorenzo Cain, who's moved over to right.