Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 7 Days

Jeff Francoeur went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk as the Padres' right fielder in his debut Wednesday.

Francoeur has a history of getting off to hot starts with his new teams, though that never materialized in his last major league stint with the Giants last year. We'll see what happens this time around. He's worth owning in NL-only leagues with Cameron Maybin out.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 8 Days

Padres purchased the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Francoeur has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. It would be fun to see him get some work on the mound with San Diego, but most -- if not all -- of Frenchy's playing time figures to come as an outfielder. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues. The Padres have yet to announce a corresponding move.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 8 Days

MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that the Padres are expected to promote Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Frenchy has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. He figures to be used mostly -- if not exclusively -- as an outfielder with the Padres. It's a nice story, but Francoeur doesn't have any fantasy value.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 4 Months

Padres signed OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract.

He'll report to the club's minor league camp on Wednesday. Francoeur was cut loose by the Indians earlier this week even though he hit .286/.359/.429 with a homer and 10 RBI during Cactus League play. He'll provide the Padres with some outfield depth in the minors.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 4 Months

Indians released OF Jeff Francoeur.

The 30-year-old had a relatively solid spring, slashing .286/.359/.429 with a homer and 10 RBI. With the lack of quality outfield depth around the league, there's a chance that other teams would be willing to take a shot on Francoeur still.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 5 Months

Jeff Francoeur singled twice, scored a run, and drove in a run in three at-bats Monday against the Indians.

Francoeur was a non-roster invitee after signing a minor league deal back in January. He is only 30 years old, but he has been ineffective with the bat over the last two seasons. Francoeur is fighting to keep his big league dreams alive, attempting to grab a spot on the Indians' bench as a back-up outfielder.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 7 Months

Indians signed OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The deal had been reported by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick to be close, and now the Indians have made it official. Francoeur batted just .204/.238/.298 last season for the Royals and Giants but is a career .285/.335/.465 hitter versus left-handed pitching. He'll compete for a bench job in spring training.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 7 Months

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Indians are close to signing Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract.

The deal will obviously include an invitation to spring training, where Francoeur would compete to win a bench job. He shouldn't have trouble cracking the Opening Day roster given the Tribe's left-handed hitting-heavy outfield. Frenchy batted a hideous .204/.238/.298 last season for the Royals and Giants but is a career .285/.335/.465 hitter versus southpaws.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 8 Months

Jeff Francoeur recently underwent LASIK surgery and is hoping to join a team as a backup outfielder.

Francoeur was released by the Giants in August and failed to attract interest from other clubs, so he'll likely have to settle for a minor league contract this winter. The 29-year-old has hit .226/.272/.354 in 859 plate appearances since the start of the 2012 season.

Jeff Francoeur LF/RF SD 11 Months

Giants released OF Jeff Francoeur.

Francoeur was designated for assignment Tuesday after batting just .194/.206/.226 over 63 plate appearances with the Giants. He's now free to sign with any team, but could decide to shut it down for the remainder of the season.