Francisco, 34, struggled in his limited time with Chicago this year. Through 3 2/3 innings, he allowed 5 earned runs on 7 hits (2 home runs) while striking out 5 and walking 3 batters. Francisco signed a minor league deal with the White Sox over the offseason.
Before the 2012 season, he inked a two-year, $12MM pact to serve as the Mets closer. Even though he notched 23 saves in New York, Francisco managed only a 5.36 ERA in 48 2/3 innings in New York over the life of the deal.