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Rangers pick up Jeff Francoeur

Updated: September 1, 2010, 10:07 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Texas Rangers acquired Jeff Francoeur, a right-handed bat that has hit pretty well against left-handed pitching, from the New York Mets in exchange for infielder Joaquin Arias on Tuesday.

Mets assistant GM John Ricco said the Mets would not be shedding any salary in the deal. Meaning they would be responsible for the prorated remainder of Francoeur's $5 million salary, and Arias' salary would be paid by Texas.

"Obviously they see that I don't fit in the plans ...

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