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Jeff Francis not in Mets' plans anymore

Updated: January 14, 2011, 12:18 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Left-hander Jeff Francis agreed to a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, pending a physical.

ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick first reported the deal.

That leaves Chris Young as perhaps the top remaining option in the New York Mets' price range.

The Yankees, along with the Rangers, Nationals, Pirates and Rockies, also had been rumored to be kicking the tires on Francis.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday that he would ...

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