Ben Francisco

#8 LF / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 7YRS / MINORS Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 lb Age: 34 College: UCLA Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by R.J. White |

      Diamondbacks release Ben Francisco

      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.

    • by Chris Towers |

      Ben Francisco joins Padres' minors

      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.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Yankees release outfielder Ben Francisco

      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.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Ben Francisco designated for assignment

      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.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Yankees eager for Ben Francisco to heat up

      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."

    • by Jeff Lippman |

      Ben Francisco to remain in normal role for now

      Yankees outfielder Ben Francisco has struggled with his role as designated hitter against left-handed pitching, reports Tuesday. But manager Joe Girardi said he'd stick with him. Girardi believes "Francisco has hit some balls pretty decent" lately. Of course, Girardi also acknowledged that the lineup is dearly missing guys like Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira against lefties. Francisco started for the third time in the last four games -- all against left-handed starters -- Tuesday in Tampa Bay. Entering Tuesday, he was batting .091 without an extra-base hit or RBI with seven strikeouts in 22 at-bats.

    • by Jeff Lippman |

      Ben Francisco trying to get first hit

      The Yankees started Ben Francisco as the designated hitter and No. 5 batter Wednesday against Arizona. Francisco has started two of the last three games with left-handed starters on the mound for the opposition. Francisco, a career .250 hitter against lefties, entered play Wednesday having started the season 0 for 8 with a walk and three strikeouts.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Ben Francisco's New York debut comes as DH

      Yankees outfielder Ben Francisco drew the start at DH in his New York debut during Monday's season opener vs. Boston. Unfortunately, Francisco was lifted for Travis Hafner in the sixth inning. Francisco was 0 for 1 with one walk before leaving the game. He left two runners on base.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Ben Francisco to break camp with Yankees

      The Yankees have purchased the contract of outfielder Ben Francisco from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Francisco is hitting .308/.390/.635 with three home runs and nine RBI in 52 at-bats this spring.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Yankees finalizing roster

      The Yankees released Juan Rivera Thursday. Rivera met with reporters after being released and said he was told Lyle Overbay will play first base in Mark Teixeira's absence and Ben Francisco earned the spot on the roster as the fourth outfielder.

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