Per Jerry Crasnick: The Yankees have acquired Jeff Francis from the A's. Francis, who was designated for assignment last week, was 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA (3.50 FIP) in nine games (13.1 innings). He was acquired along with cash considerations from Oakland for a player to be named later. Per Donnie Collins: Francis had a 3.33 ERA in eight games in the International League as a starter this season with Louisville. The 6.08 ERA with Oakland came as a reliever.