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White Sox call up former Mets closer Frank Francisco

May 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Veteran reliever Frank Francisco is back in the majors, as the White Sox have called up the 34-year-old right-hander from Triple-A.

Francisco missed most of last season with an elbow injury as part of a disappointing two-year run as the Mets’ closer in which he saved 24 games with a 5.36 ERA while being paid $12.5 million.

He signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox in mid-April and tossed eight scoreless innings at Triple-A to get the call-up. Prior to struggling with the Mets he was a very solid late-inning reliever for the Rangers and Blue Jays, so if healthy it wouldn’t be surprising to see him fare well in a middle relief role.

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  1. clydeserra - May 12, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Just in time to return to his favorite bullpen. Oakland!

  2. jrbdmb - May 13, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    He’s already the best closing option on the White Sox at the moment.

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