Quick Hit: Yankees Acquire Jeff Francis

Per Jerry Crasnick: The Yankees have acquired Jeff Francis from the A’s. Francis, who was designated for assignment last week, was 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA (3.50 FIP) in nine games (13.1 innings). He was acquired along with cash considerations from Oakland for a player to be named later.

Per Donnie Collins: Francis had a 3.33 ERA in eight games in the International League as a starter this season with Louisville. The 6.08 ERA with Oakland came as a reliever.

UPDATE:
The Yankees just announced that they promoted Matt Daley and designated Jim Miller for assignment, no doubt because he prevented us from seeing Ichiro pitch last night! (That’s a joke.)

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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