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Frank Francisco | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (38) / 9/11/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Blue Jays released RHP Frank Francisco.
Francisco signed a minor league contract with the Jays in late June but lasted only a couple of weeks. The 34-year-old allowed six runs -- five earned -- over 3 2/3 innings earlier this season in the White Sox bullpen. He hasn't been an effective reliever since 2011. Mon, Jul 14, 2014 11:01:00 AM

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Frank Francisco has declared free agency.

He was outrighted off the White Sox' 40-man roster and has elected to seek a job elsewhere rather than report to Triple-A. Francisco will find a gig somewhere, but it will surely be a minor league deal.
Sun, May 25, 2014 10:55:00 AM

White Sox sent RHP Frank Francisco outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Francisco has the option to declare free agency if he so chooses. The veteran reliever allowed five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings of work with the big club before losing his roster spot.
Sun, May 25, 2014 09:11:00 AM

White Sox designated RHP Frank Francisco for assignment.

The club needed a spot on the roster for Chris Sale's return from the disabled list, and Francisco was the odd man out. The right-hander made just four appearances with the team, allowing five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings of work.
Wed, May 21, 2014 11:09:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Frank Francisco from Triple-A Charlotte.

The 34-year-old former closer was limited to just eight appearances last season due to elbow troubles. He was off to a terrific start at Charlotte though which prompted the move, hurling eight scoreless innings while allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out 12. It's not out of the question that he could work his way into save situations if he performs well.
Sat, May 10, 2014 03:05:00 PM

White Sox signed RHP Frank Francisco to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

Francisco, 34, made just eight appearance with the Mets last season due to elbow issues. He'll serve as relief depth in the minors.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Frank Francisco (thumb) is available out of the bullpen Friday.

Francisco has been sidelined since he took a line drive off his right thumb last Saturday, but he'll be available if needed Friday. The veteran reliever has been limited to just four appearances this season.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Frank Francisco (thumb) is still "a day or so off" from returning.

Francisco has been on the shelf since taking a liner off his right thumb last Saturday. He's no longer wearing a heavy wrap, though, and should be available out of the bullpen by the weekend.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 07:49:00 PM

Frank Francisco was diagnosed with a thumb contusion after X-rays came back negative on Saturday.

Francisco suffered the injury when he was drilled by a Logan Morrison comebacker during the eighth inning of Saturday's game. He'll likely miss a few days but should return to the Mets bullpen at some point this week.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 08:02:00 PM

Frank Francisco is heading for X-rays on his thumb after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Logan Morrison during the eighth inning of Saturday's game.

It initially appeared that the ball got Francisco in the right wrist, but it was actually his thumb that took the brunt of the hit. Mets skipper Terry Collins indicated that his thumb has already swelled significantly. Even if there is no structural damage, expect Francisco to miss a few games.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 07:29:00 PM

Frank Francisco was removed from Saturday's game against the Marlins after being hit by a comebacker in the eighth inning.

The ball off the bat of Logan Morrison drilled Francisco in his right wrist, and he was immediately surrounded by the training staff. He'll presumably head for X-rays and the team should provide an update on his status shortly.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Frank Francisco revealed Sunday that he's pitching with a tear in his right flexor-pronator.

It explains why Francisco's rehab has been painfully long. The reliever received a cortisone shot in his elbow and feels fine, at least for the time being. He's not able to throw on back-to-back days.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Mets activated RHP Frank Francisco from the 60-day disabled list.

Francisco has missed the entire 2013 season due to elbow injuries. He's been on a minor league rehab assignment since late August and appears ready to rejoin the bullpen. The 33-year-old right-hander is a free agent at the end of the season.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 03:25:00 PM

ESPN New York expects the Mets to release Frank Francisco (elbow) before he's activated from the disabled list.

Francisco has been out all season with elbow problems and is currently on a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton. Even though he finally appears close to making a return, the Mets seem determined to cut him loose rather than let him reestablish his value during the final month of the season. Francisco is making $6.5 million in the second year of two-year, $12 million deal.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Frank Francisco (elbow) will continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton.

Francisco, out all season with elbow problems, has made three appearances with the GCL Mets since last Wednesday. There's a chance he could join the Mets' bullpen after rosters expand, but he's likely a longshot to get any save chances.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 04:47:00 PM

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