Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:23:36 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (hand) is available Friday, Sept. 20, for the start of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies. He suffered a bruised right hand six days ago after being hit by a line drive.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:35:23 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (hand) was no longer wearing a heavy wrap around his right hand Wednesday, Sept. 18, and manager Terry Collins said he was still "a day or so off."
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 17:58:30 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (thumb) has been diagnosed with a bruised thumb after getting hit in the hand in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, Sept. 14.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:04:14 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco is unavailable to pitch Monday, Sept. 9, because manager Terry Collins doesn't want to rush him back too soon and is uncomfortable having him pitch back-to-back days.
Fantasy Tip: Francisco set up LaTroy Hawkins in the team's victory Sunday, so don't expect Frank Frank to steal away the closing duties before the end of the season.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 11:44:20 -0700
The New York Mets have recalled RP Frank Francisco (elbow) from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 01:06:11 -0700
Although New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) has advanced to Double-A Binghamton in his rehab, the expectation among at least one team insider is that Francisco will not pitch for the Mets this season. The primary benefit of Francisco pitching for the Mets in September would be allowing him to increase his value to sign elsewhere as a free agent during the offseason, which makes the team inclined to cut Francisco loose before he can reappear with them in a major league uniform.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:02:16 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) hasn't been back on a mound since receiving two cortisone shots in his right elbow in mid-July. He's currently long tossing at up to 120 feet. P Jeurys Familia (elbow) is long tossing at 150 feet and should be close to throwing off a mound for the first time since having surgery on his elbow June 5.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:26:26 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) received two cortisone shots last week, and he's expected to be cleared to start a throwing program later this week.
Fantasy Tip: At this point, Francisco will be hard-pressed to make it back this year and pitch for the Mets. Even if he does, he's unlikely to unseat Bobby Parnell as the team's closer. If Parnell is traded this week, though, that's a different story.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:34:41 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) is still dealing with a nebulous issue with elbow because doctors are not able to find any structural damage. Manager Terry Collins said he is not sure when Francisco will be able to pitch again.
Fri, 31 May 2013 16:06:29 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) has more elbow inflammation and has not been throwing off a mound. He's been throwing only on flat ground.
Fantasy Tip: Frank Frank won't return to the Mets' bullpen any time soon, meaning Bobby Parnell owners shouldn't have to worry that he'll be challenged in the ninth inning. There's a good chance that Francisco may not return at all this year, too.