(Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays picked up outfielder Ben Francisco from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a minor league pitcher, the Major League Baseball (MLB) team said on Monday.
Francisco, 30, appeared in 100 games for the Phillies in the 2011 season, posting a .244 batting average with six home runs and 34 runs batted in.
Over five MLB seasons spent in Cleveland and Philadelphia, the right-handed hitting Francisco has batted .260 with 45 home runs and 174 RBIs.
Left-handed reliever Frank Gailey, 26, split time between Single-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire in 2011, recording a combined 5-6 record with a 3.41 ERA in 45 appearances.
Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue