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Thursday, November 4, 2010
Arias claimed by Royals

By Adam Rubin

Joaquin Arias, the infielder acquired by the Mets in the Aug. 31 trade for Jeff Francoeur, has been claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Royals.

The Mets had intended to nontender Francoeur this winter anyway because he made $5 million this season and was arbitration-eligible. The trade with the Rangers did not net the Mets any salary relief, though.