Mets finalize Francisco's two-year contract

Mets finalize Francisco's two-year contract

The Mets officially announced the signing of right-handed reliever Frank Francisco on Monday, inking him to a two-year deal.

The 32-year-old Francisco was 1-4 with 17 saves and a 3.55 ERA in 54 games with the Blue Jays in 2011, issuing 18 walks and striking out 53 in 50 2/3 innings.

After the All-Star break, Francisco was 7-for-7 in save opportunities and posted a 1.37 ERA.

Francisco's career season came in 2009, with the Rangers, when he set a career high in saves (25). Since '07, he ranks fifth among American League relievers with 302 strikeouts.

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