Brian Cashman Is Keeping Ben Francisco Around to “Piss Everybody Off”

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Brian Cashman Is Keeping Ben Francisco Around to “Piss Everybody Off”
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The Yankees designated infielder Alberto Gonzalez for assignment this afternoon in order to make room for the newly-acquired Reid Brignac. Some thought that Ben Francisco's roster spot could be in jeopardy, as he's hitting just .114 (5-for-44) in 21 games, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman joked to reporters today that he's keeping him around for a very important reason.

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