Familiar Assignment

Outfielder Ben Francisco may have been the best player the Indians saw all spring. Yet, there he was, starting the season at Triple-A Buffalo for the fourth consecutive year. When the Indians added him to their 40-man roster over the winter, it gave the organization the opportunity to keep him around a while longer, just in case.

This Article is a paid feature of the Baseball America website. To continue reading, please sign-in.

Login to Your AccountPurchase Website Access