KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- To make room for Chris Sale the White Sox will designate reliever Frank Francisco for assignment on Thursday.
The White Sox didn't want to risk losing Maikel Cleto, but the right-hander's control issues and lack of effectiveness ultimately forced the team's hand.
The White Sox signed former Rangers and Mets closer Frank Francisco and assigned him to Triple-A on Monday, adding organizational bullpen depth with another recognizable name.
By David Ferris
The following relief pitchers are ranked assuming a 5x5 format (wins, saves, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts).