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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||276.00||14.00||.225||41.00||31.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||27||5||1|| .214|| .407|| .185|
|vs Gonzalez (Career)||6||1||0|| .500||.167||.167|
|vs RHP||244||58||15|| .306|| .504|| .238|
|Last 10 Games|
3B Juan Francisco takes talents to Japan
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Third baseman Juan Francisco, who declined an assignment by the Rays to Triple-A Durham to test free agency, has signed with the Central League Yomiuri Giants in Japan, according to the Japan Times.
Francisco tailed off after a strong start with Toronto in 2014 and finished with a slash line of .220/.291/.456.
Rays infielder Juan Francisco elects for free agency
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/5/15) Rays infielder Juan Francisco has decided to opt out of his minor league contract and become a free agent, instead of going to Triple-A Durham, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Francisco hit .150 with two home runs and four RBI in 40 plate appearances this spring.
Rays option Curt Casali, C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/5/15) The Rays have optioned catcher Curt Casali and pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham.
Casali was unable to beat out Bobby Wilson for the team's backup-catcher role, while Riefenhauser failed to win a spot in the bullpen. The Rays have also reassigned infielder Jake Elmore and third baseman Juan Francisco to Durham.
Rays INF Juan Francisco assigned to Durham
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(4/3/15) Rays infielder Juan Francisco has been assigned to Triple-A Durham, according to the Tampa Tribune.
Francisco has until Sunday to accept the assignment. The 27-year-old completed the spring with a batting average of .150 with two home runs, four RBI and 18 strikeouts.
Juan Francisco took Rays offer because of chance to DH
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/25/15) Juan Francisco chose to sign a minor-league deal with the Rays this offseason since he felt the team presented him with the best opportunity to make a major-league roster, according to MLB.com.
"I think here I have a better chance to play DH, a position," said Francisco, adding that he's comfortable at first or third base. "So I have better chances to play here, get some playing time with the Rays."
Francisco added his experience playing in the AL East last season with Toronto was also a factor in his decision to take the Rays offer over the other ones he had on the table.
"I feel more comfortable playing in the American League East. I know the league. I know the pitchers," Francisco said through an interpreter. "It's better for me to play in the American League because of the DH, so I have a better chance to play."
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/28/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Chase Whitley|
|4/29/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Masahiro Tanaka|
|5/1/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|5/2/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|5/3/15||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Bud Norris|
|5/4/15||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|5/5/15||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Rick Porcello|