Francisco goes from Jays to Mets

Reliever Frank Francisco has signed a two-year contract with the New York Mets.
Frank Francisco will head to the National League for the first time after signing with the New York Mets. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Canadian Press)

Reliever Frank Francisco has signed a two-year contract with the New York Mets.

The 32-year-old Francisco went 1-4 with 17 saves and a 3.55 ERA in 54 games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. The right-hander has appeared in 50 or more games in each of the last five years.

He had 25 saves with the Texas Rangers in 2009.

Francisco is 18-19 with a 3.72 ERA with 368 strikeouts in 334 innings in seven years with Texas and Toronto.

The deal was announced Monday.