The Toronto Blue Jays have announced in a press release that they acquired outfielder Ben Francisco from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for left-handed pitcher Frank Gailey. To make room on their roster, the Blue Jays designated right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez for assignment.
The 30-year-old Francisco hit .244 with six home runs and drove in 34 runs over 100 games with the Phillies.
Gailey, 26 and a native of Philadelphia, was 5-6 with a 3.41 ERA in 45 relief appearances in the Blue Jays' Minor League system in 2011.
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