Rays Sign Strikeout King Juan Francisco
Earlier today, we highlighted the strikeoutingest seasons by players in MLB history – those who struck out at least 35 percent of the time (in at least 225 plate appearances).
Juan Francisco is the only player to show up on the list twice, striking out 36 percent of the time over 705 plate appearances in 2013 and 2014.
Now, the Rays have signed him to a minor league deal:
#Rays sign 3B Juan Francisco (non-tendered by Red Sox) and OF Joey Butler (finished 2014 with Orix in Japan)
— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) January 10, 2015
Let’s hope he gets a shot at cutting down on the Ks.