BLUE JAYS SIGN FRANCISCO

By on January 30, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ONTARIO

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed RHP FRANK FRANCISCO to a one year contract worth US $4,000,000.

FRANCISCO, 31, posted a 6-4 record with two saves and a 3.76 ERA in 56 relief appearances for Texas last season. The Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic native had a career high 25 saves in 2009 as the Rangers closer. In six Major League seasons, all with Texas, the 6-3, 250 lb. right-hander has recorded a 17-15 record with 32 saves and a 3.75 ERA, including 315 strikeouts and only 237 hits in 283.1IP.

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