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Blue Jays sign Juan Francisco to minor league deal

Apr 1, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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Hector Gomez of sports radio program ZDeportes in the Dominican Republic reports that the Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent corner infielder Juan Francisco.

Francisco has been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 26-year-old was released by the Brewers at the end of spring training after losing first base duties to a platoon of Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds. Francisco tallied 18 home runs in 124 games last season between the Braves and Brewers, but that came alongside a .296 on-base percentage and he is not a very reliable defender.

  1. renaado - Apr 2, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    If I were Juan, I’d sign to a team somewhere in the NPB League in Japan, cause he’s definitely goin nowhere in the Majors based on those stats, He may be somewhat of a power hitter but defensively he’s not. So playing in Japan would be a right place for him to improve.

  2. elvin2014 - Apr 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Now Toronto Blue Jays are STRONGER thanks to Juan Francisco!

    • renaado - Apr 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM

      LoL!…

  3. renaado - Apr 2, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    LoL!…

    • renaado - Apr 2, 2014 at 9:47 AM

      (Don’t mind this statement …)

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