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Yankees release Ben Francisco

Jun 4, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Ben Francisco went unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment last week and the Yankees have released the 31-year-old outfielder.

Francisco signed with the Yankees after being released by the Indians in spring training, but hit just .114 in 21 games. He was a solid part-time player early in his career, but Francisco has a .230 batting average and .664 OPS in 203 games since 2011.

Wherever he winds up, at this point it seems likely that he’ll have to hit his way back to the majors with a good stint at Triple-A.

  1. Kevin S. - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Cashman finally got tired of trolling us.

    • uyf1950 - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:36 AM

      That’s a good one.

  2. jfk69 - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Who will shag flyballs for Mariano

  3. uyf1950 - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Have to say, none to soon. Should have let him go earlier.

  4. xpensivewinos - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    He’ll be starting for the Mets tonight……

  5. jfk69 - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    I was hoping to include him in my mega blockbuster trade for Stanton. Miami or the Mets can scoop him up cheap. I now must include Sanchez. The next catcher of the future.Three years from now…maybe.. Let the hype machine begin
    Do I have a deal for you

  6. pisano - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    What a shock.

  7. 13arod - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    im 100% sure the m’s will get him they have 4 outfielders hurt

  8. cackalackyank - Jun 4, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Its about !$@$ time.

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