Frank Francisco Elects Free Agency

Reliever Frank Francisco has elected free agency rather than accept his outright assignment from the White Sox, MLBTR has learned.

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.

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