Blue Jays cut Frank Francisco, Hector Gimenez

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The Toronto Blue Jays have released relief pitcher Frank Francisco and minor league catcher Hector Gimenez.

Francisco, 34, signed on with the Blue Jays in late June but had not pitched for the team. In 3 2/3 innings of work earlier this season for the Chicago White Sox he allowed six runs – five earned.

In 391 career games Francisco owns a 4.01 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 73 career saves.

The Blue Jays also released the 31-year-old Gimenez who was hitting just .241 between Double- and Triple-A.

Gimenez has appeared in 37 big league games between the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox between 2006 and 2013. He hit just .216/.280/.330 with two home runs and 10 RBI during that span.

Both players will try to latch on elsewhere.

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