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White Sox sign RHP Frank Francisco, assign him to AAA Charlotte

Updated: April 14, 2014 7:04PM

The White Sox signed veteran right-handed reliever Frank Francisco on Monday and assigned him to AAA Charlotte.

Francisco, 34, has a career 3.94 ERA and 73 saves over nine seasons with the Mets, Rangers and Blue Jays. He last pitched for the Mets in 2013, appearing in eight games after recovering from elbow surgery. In 2012, he had 23 saves and a hefty 5.53 ERA for New York.

The Sox bullpen has been a weak spot through 13 games, ranking last in the American League with a 6.93 ERA and tied for the AL lead in walks with 26.

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