11:06 PM EDT, Sat April 18, 2015
DRaysBay Apr 6, 2015

Juan Francisco opts out of Deal with Rays

Sunday evening was the contract deadline for entertaining slugger Juan Francisco to decide if he wanted to remain with the Tampa Bay Rays, and after not making the Opening Day roster, he's out the door. It's not a massive blow from a talent perspective, Francisco would have been impressive depth, but neither his contact at the plate or glove on the field were inspiring for the big man. INF Juan Francisco has opted out of his minor-league deal with #Rays rather than go to Triple-A @DurhamBulls — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 6, 2015 Third and First base are his only home, outside...

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