Phillies Trade Ben Francisco For Left-Hander Frank Gailey

The Philadelphia Phillies made a minor trade to acquire left-handed reliever Frank Gailey from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Ben Francisco, the team announced on Monday.

Gailey, a 26-year old Philadelphia native who was drafted by Toronto in the 23rd round of the 2007 draft, slit last season between Class A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire in the Blue Jays' Minor League system where he combined to go 5-6 with a 3.41 ERA in 45 relief appearances. Throughout his entire Minor League career, Gailey is 23-15 with a 2.45 ERA in 175 games.

The 30-year old Francisco spent parts of the past three seasons with the Phillies, batting .259 with 17 home runs and 75 RBIs in 225 games. He appeared in 17 postseason games with Philadelphia, hitting a walk-off pinch-hit home run in Game 3 of the 2011 NLDS against St. Louis.

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