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Fri, 24 May 2013 20:04:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies SP Jeff Francis (groin) threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, May 24. The next step is an outing in extended spring training before he is re-evaluated.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:21:23 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Jeff Francis (groin) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, May 24, and he'll return to Denver to be re-evaluated.
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:49:50 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Jeff Francis (groin) will throw another side session Saturday, May 25, as he approaches a minor league rehab assignment.
Thu, 16 May 2013 15:09:31 -0700
The Colorado Rockies placed SP Jeff Francis (groin) on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain Thursday, May 16, and designated INF Reid Brignac for assignment. 3B DJ LeMahieu and P Rob Scahill were both recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Fantasy Tip: Tyler Chatwood and Drew Pomeranz are both candidates to replace Francis in the rotation, starting Sunday. Roy Oswalt is probably the best long-term bet for this rotation spot, though, but all three of these options are risky propositions in mixed formats.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:46:08 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Jeff Francis allowed seven runs - four earned - and seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings in a loss Wednesday, April 10, against the San Francisco Giants. The outing was the shortest of his career.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 21:16:32 -0700
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is expected to name his Opening Day starter soon, and it will likely be either SP Jhoulys Chacin or SP Jeff Francis.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:59:04 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jeff Francis will start the Cactus League game Sunday, Feb. 24, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, with SP Juan Nicasio following him. The two are among four candidates vying for the fifth starter spot in the rotation.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:53:58 -0800
Colorado Rockies Ps Adam Ottavino (Italy) and Jeff Francis (Canada) have declined to play in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:03:06 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Adam Ottavino will not play for his native Italy in the World Baseball Classic, in order to concentrate on winning a spot on the team during spring training. Teammate Jeff Francis is also skipping the WBC for the same reason.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:31:51 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jeff Francis will not pitch for Canada because he wants to be with the Rockies for spring training and to secure a spot on the team.