Blue Jays sign newcomer Francisco

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, Last Updated: 6:36 PM ET

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms with relief pitcher Frank Francisco on a one-year, $4 million contract for the 2011 season.

The Blue Jays acquired the right-hander earlier this week in a trade with the Texas Rangers, who received catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli in return.

Francisco went 6-4 with a 3.76 earned-run average and two saves in 56 appearances for the Rangers last season, but missed the final five weeks of the regular season and the entire postseason with a right latissimus dorci muscle strain.

The 31-year-old was Texas' closer in 2009 and recorded 25 saves.


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