According to’s Ken Rosenthal, the sufficiently desperate Giants will soon sign outfielder Jeff Francoeur. Francoeur was recently cut loose by the Royals.

This season, the 29-year-old Francoeur has struggled badly: .208/.249/.322 with three home runs and six unintentional walks in 193 plate appearances. Across parts of nine major-league seasons, Francoeur owns a career OPS+ of 92, which isn’t adequate for a corner outfielder.

Source: Dayn Perry, CBS Sports