Jan. 21 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 CST2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-The Indians have signed Francisco to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Analysis: Francisco played in 235 games for Cleveland from 2007-09 before he was traded to Philadelphia. The 31-year-old has also played for Toronto, Houston and Tampa Bay. While with the Indians, Francisco batted .261 with 28 homers and 99 RBIs. He had a .281 average in 106 games at Progressive Field.
Aug. 31 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET21:34 ET1:34 GMT9:34 CST6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST9:04 PM VEN5:34 UAE (+1)8:34 PM CT-Francisco has been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named. Analysis: The 30-year-old Francisco came to Houston in a trade with Toronto on July 20. He hit .247 with two homers and five RBIs in 31 games for the Astros. He has a .258 average with 47 homers and 181 RBIs his six-year career with Cleveland, Philadelphia and Toronto.
July 20 8:18 AM PT9:18 AM MT10:18 AM CT11:18 AM ET11:18 ET15:18 GMT23:18 CST8:18 AM MST10:18 AM EST10:48 AM VEN19:18 UAE10:18 AM CT-The Houston Astros have acquired Francisco and closer Francisco Cordero as part of a 10-player trade with Toronto. Analysis: Francisco is hitting .244 in 23 games for Toronto in 2012.
May 25 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 CST2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-The Blue Jays have placed Francisco on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain. Analysis: Francisco was injured Sunday in the sixth inning. It was the same hamstring he pulled in the spring. Francisco is hitting .206 this season.