To make room for new signings, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox have designated recently waiver claimed Juan Francisco and catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.
Photo from Bleacher ReportConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to multiple reports (see below), the Red Sox have designated Juan Francisco for assignment to make the signing of Hanley Ramirez official. Juan Francisco was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox just last week from the Toronto Blue Jays.Juan Francisco, we hardly knew ye, designated for assignment...
A happy Hanley Ramirez answers a question yesterday during his press conference at Fenway Park.
As we learned on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox and former Red Sox farmhand Hanley Ramirez have agreed to a four-year deal.
The deal is worth $88 million over the four years with a vesting option for a fifth year at $22 million.
Here’s the release from the Red Sox:
BOSTON, MA-The Boston...
Juan Francisco is staying in the AL East. Today, the Boston Red Sox, laid claim on the former Toronto Blue Jay.
Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterWhile all the hype in Boston has been about potential moves (Pablo Sandoval or Jon Lester signings), the Red Sox actually made a move today. Boston claimed 27 year old corner infielder Juan Francisco off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. He hit .220 with 16 homer runs and 43 RBIs last season. Francisco is actually very comparable...
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The Boston Red Sox acquired an infielder not named Pablo Sandoval.
The Red Sox claimed third baseman/first baseman Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays...
The Boston Red Sox have claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI.
He has played both first and third base in a major league career that also includes stops in Cincinnati, Atlanta and Milwaukee. In 404 games, he has batted .236 with 48 homers and 152 RBI.
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago
(USAToday Sports)Now this is an interesting move. The Red Sox claimed left-handed-hitting 3B/1B Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. This may be nothing more than 'Panda Fail Insurance' and/or a boost to the 2015 bench. Francisco strikes-out a lot (116 times in 108 games in 2014), and is not that great defensively—but he does have some pop (16 HRs in 2014). The...
The Red Sox have had their eye on landing Pablo Sandoval in free agency but are making contingency plans nonetheless.
Juan Francisco has been claimed off waivers by the Red Sox from the Blue Jays. Currently Francisco would figure to occupy a platoon at third base with Will Middlebrooks but all that could change should the Red Sox land Sandoval. A deal for Sandoval could...
PHOENIX -- Juan Francisco is oftentimes slumped over in his locker, intently focused on his phone or iPod, seemingly oblivious to what's going on around him.
The Milwaukee Brewers first baseman rarely smiles or shows any emotion for that matter. A glance at the team's media guide usually provides a series of hobbies or interesting facts about the players, but Francsico'...