According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Yankees have acquired left-hander Jeff Francis and cash considerations from the Oakland A’s, in exchange for a player to be named later.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 11, 2014
Francis, 33, has a 5.89 ERA in 18.1 innings for the Athletics and Reds this season. He had a 6.27 ERA in 70.1 innings for the Rockies last summer.
The acquisition comes as a result of Masahiro Tanaka being placed on the DL.
Along with the Francis acquisition, the Yankees also recalled Matt Daley from Triple-A, and designated Jim Miller for assignment. Miller was roughed up for 5 earned runs in last night’s game against the Indians.