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Ben Francisco

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Padres | Ben Francisco signed

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:27:07 -0700

The San Diego Padres have signed free-agent OF Ben Francisco (Yankees) to a minor league contract. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. He was assigned to Triple-A Tucson.

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Yankees | Ben Francisco released

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 10:29:30 -0700

The New York Yankees released OF Ben Francisco Monday, June 3.

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Yankees | David Huff to be used as reliever

Sun, 26 May 2013 11:35:40 -0700

The New York Yankees have added P David Huff to the 25-man roster. He will pitch out of the bullpen as a long reliever. In a corresponding move, OF Ben Francisco has been designated for assignment.

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Yankees | Curtis Granderson to begin rehab assignment

Wed, 08 May 2013 16:42:06 -0700

New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday, May 9.

Fantasy Tip: Granderson is on the cusp of returning to a Yankees lineup that is in need of the kind of pop that his left-handed stick can bring. Brennan Boesch and Ben Francisco will essentially become bench players, if one of them isn't cut from the roster. Vernon Wells could also lose some value if he enters into a platoon with Ichiro Suzuki or with Travis Hafner at designated hitter.

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Yankees | Make roster move

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:15:00 -0700

The New York Yankees designated RP David Aardsma for assignment Friday, March 29, assuring that RP Shawn Kelley has made the team out of the bullpen. INF Jayson Nix and OF Ben Francisco are also on the team.

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Yankees | Lyle Overbay to play first base

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:47:06 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay will start the year as the team's starting first baseman, and OF Ben Francisco will be the fourth outfielder.

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Yankees | Ben Francisco might be squeezed out

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:59:26 -0700

New York Yankees OF Ben Francisco had a home run Wednesday, March 27, but the acquisition of OF Vernon Wells might be an indication there is no spot for Francisco.

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Yankees | Ben Francisco continues strong spring

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:13:11 -0700

New York Yankees OF Ben Francisco hit a two-run double Wednesday, March 13, and singled Thursday, March 14. "You'll probably see a lot of him in the next two weeks," manager Joe Girardi said. "He's got an opportunity." OF Matt Diaz probably is behind in the battle for one of the last roster spots. OF Juan Rivera remains in the mix for at-bats at first base and outfield.

Fantasy Tip: Those in AL-only leagues should take a shot on Francisco, who's 10-for-26 in spring action, boasts some pop and should serve as a platoon bat for a club battling a few injuries. He and Rivera could each have a month or so of semi-regular plate appearances, and one of them has the chance for more match-up work even when the starting lineup gets healthy.

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Yankees | Ben Francisco signs

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:15:52 -0700

The New York Yankees signed free-agent OF Ben Francisco (Indians) to an undisclosed deal Monday, March 11. He will compete for an outfield spot.

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Indians | Ben Francisco released

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:44:00 -0700

The Cleveland Indians released OF Ben Francisco Monday, March 11. In corresponding moves, the team recalled RP Rich Hill from the minors and put RP Blake Wood (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list.

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