Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 12/12/11


According to CSN’s Jim Salisbury and MLB's Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays. In return, the Blue Jays will send over minor-league relief pitcher Frank Gailey. 

In two and half seasons with the Phillies, Francisco hit for a .259 batting average, with 17 home runs and 75 runs batted in three seasons. Francisco came over to Philadelphia along with Cliff Lee from the Cleveland Indians in July of 2009 for Lou Marson, Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco, and Jason Knapp.
Gailey, who is 26 years-old, is a native of Philadelphia. Being the Blue Jays' 23rd draft pick in the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft, he has spent his whole career in the Jays’ minor league system. Gailey has never been above AA-level baseball. In five seasons, Gailey has attained a 23-15 record and held a 2.45 ERA. 

For Phillies' beat writer Todd Zolecki's report, click here.

Erik Seybold is a contributor to BuzzOnBroad. You can follow him on Twitter @ErikSeyboldPHI.
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