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Francisley Bueno | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Cubs signed LHP Francisley Bueno to a minor league deal.
Bueno was non-tendered by the Royals despite a terrific 2.98 ERA over 60 1/3 innings. He will compete for a spot in the Cubs bullpen. Sat, Jan 17, 2015 02:15:00 PM

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Royals non-tendered LHP Francisley Bueno.

Bueno wasn't eligible for arbitration yet, but the Royals cut him loose anyway. The left-hander has a career 2.98 ERA over 56 relief appearances but has struck out just 33 over 60 1/3 innings.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 10:06:00 PM

Royals activated LHP Francisley Bueno from the 15-day disabled list.

Bueno missed nearly two months of action with a sprained left middle finger, but he's ready to go after nine rehab appearances. He'll be stationed in middle relief for the Royals.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Francisley Bueno (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

Bueno landed on the disabled list last month with a sprained left middle finger. The 33-year-old allowed two runs on three hits over his first two appearances.
Thu, May 1, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Francisley Bueno (finger) resumed throwing Tuesday.

Bueno was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 7 with a sprained left middle finger. The Royals are hoping to get him back by the end of this month.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Royals placed LHP Francisley Bueno on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left middle finger.

Bueno and Tim Collins both struggled in Sunday's loss to the White Sox and now they're both on the disabled list. Left-hander Donnie Joseph and right-hander Michael Mariot will replace them on the active roster.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Francisley Bueno from Triple-A Omaha.

Bueno appeared in one game for the Royals earlier in the season, tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. The veteran southpaw will add depth to an already strong Royals' bullpen.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Royals optioned LHP Francisley Bueno to Triple-A Omaha.

Bueno had been designated for assignment, but he cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He returns to a 2.93 ERA and 1.32 WHIP at Triple-A.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 01:42:00 PM

Royals designated LHP Francisley Bueno for assignment.

Bueno was called up on Thursday and appeared in one game with the Royals. The 32-year-old seems likely to pass through waivers unclaimed and remain in the organization.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 03:28:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of LHP Francisley Bueno from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll take Danny Duffy's place on the active roster. Bueno made 18 appearances for the Royals last season and owns a 2.93 ERA and 47/20 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 04:56:00 PM

Royals sent LHP Francisley Bueno outright to Triple-A Omaha.

The 32-year-old left-hander passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to work out of the bullpen at Triple-A Omaha. He's posted a 3.40 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 39/16 K/BB ratio over 45 innings this season.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 06:28:00 PM

Royals designated LHP Francisley Bueno for assignment.

Bueno had a 3.40 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio through 45 innings this year at Triple-A Omaha. The 32-year-old lefty may draw interest from other teams on waivers.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 04:23:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Francisley Bueno to Triple-A Omaha.

Bueno, 32, appeared in 18 games as a reliever for the Royals last season, posting a 1.56 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 17 1/3 innings. He should be back up at some point.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 08:20:00 PM

Francisley Bueno was reinstated from his suspension on Wednesday and threw a scoreless inning of relief.

Bueno had to complete a two-game suspension stemming from an incident in August 2008 in which he threw at the head of Alfonso Soriano. The 31-year-old left-hander will finish out the season in a middle relief role. He's now thrown 14 1/3 career innings in the major leagues.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 03:20:00 AM

Francisley Bueno on Sunday will begin serving a two-game suspension stemming from an incident during the 2008 season.

Bueno, who was then with the Braves, was found to have intentionally thrown at the head of Alfonso Soriano in an August game. He had the suspension reduced from three to two games after appealing.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 12:12:00 PM

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