The Diamondbacks have released outfielder Ben Francisco, the team announced Sunday. He went 1 for 9 in six spring appearances while striking out three times and walking none.
The Padres signed free agent outfielder Ben Francisco to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Tucson Tuesday. Francisco hit just .114 with a .402 OPS in 44 at-bats for the Yankees earlier this season, and will likely serve as minor-league depth.
The Yankees released outfielder Ben Francisco Monday. Francisco, who hit .114 in 21 games, was designated for assignment May 26 to clear a roster spot for pitcher David Huff.
Yankees outfielder Ben Francisco was designated for assignment Sunday to clear a roster spot for pitcher David Huff. Francisco hit .114 in 21 games for New York.
After a horrid April in which he hit .103 in 13 games, Yankees outfielder Ben Francisco homered in his first May game Wednesday against the Astros. The Yankees hope Francisco's home run is a sign of good things to come. "We hope that it gets him going because we are pretty left-handed and we could use some of those right-handed bats to step up," manager Joe Girardi said, per the New York Daily News. "We don't worry too much about our left-handers against left-handers, but it's nice to give them a day off once in a while. And if there are some splits that you can really take advantage, you want him to hit."