Jul 28 1:35p
Francis was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Monday, MLB.com reports.
Acquired from the Athletics shortly before the All-Star break, Francis appeared in just two games for the Yankees, giving up a run over 1.2 innings. However, with Chase Whitley and David Huff both capable of covering multiple innings in relief for the Yankees, Francis was deemed redundant. His removal from the roster paves the way for the promotion of Zoilo Almonte, who will serve as the Yankees' top outfielder off the bench.