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Mets | Frank Francisco's job not safe
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:06:52 -0800

New York Mets RP Frank Francisco's hold on the closer role heading into spring training is not firm, with the club looking for more bullpen help after adding RPs Scott Atchison and LaTroy Hawkins recently. The remaining options for the Mets are free-agent RP Jose Valverde (Tigers), Brian Wilson (Giants), Brandon Lyon (Blue Jays) and Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers). Valverde and Rodriguez are both represented by Scott Boras, and New York has made it clear that they won't overpay for another bullpen piece. General manager Sandy Alderson has made it clear that he is not committed to using Francisco as the primary closer this season. Alderson even went as far as saying he isn't "terribly comfortable" with Francisco being the opening day closer.

9/24 - Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy activated from DL
9/24 - Royals | Chien-Ming Wang released
9/24 - Marlins | Bryan Morris outrighted
9/23 - Rangers | Andrew Faulkner recalled
9/23 - Rangers | Jeremy Jeffress reinstated
9/23 - Dodgers | Chris Taylor recalled
9/23 - Dodgers | Scott Kazmir activated
9/23 - Rangers | Andrew Faulkner back in the bigs
9/23 - Pirates | Phil Coke promoted
9/23 - Pirates | A.J. Schugel placed on 60-day DL
9/23 - Mariners | Steve Clevenger suspended without pay
9/23 - Cubs | Pedro Strop activated
9/23 - Yankees | Starlin Castro could return
9/21 - Padres | Nick Noonan designated for assingment
9/21 - Padres | Patrick Kivlehan designated for assignment
9/21 - Padres | Jose Torres promoted to majors
9/21 - Padres | Buddy Baumann recalled to majors
9/21 - Astros | Preston Tucker set for surgery
9/21 - Padres | Austin Hedges brought up
9/21 - Padres | Carlos Asuaje receives the call
9/21 - Padres | Hunter Renfroe called up
9/21 - Padres | Manuel Margot coming up
9/20 - Cubs | Pedro Strop to be activated Friday
9/20 - Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury could return Wednesday
9/20 - Nationals | Daniel Murphy has sore leg
9/20 - Nationals | Bryce Harper ailing?
9/20 - Mets | Wilmer Flores gets injection
9/20 - Indians | Danny Salazar might pitch in playoffs
9/20 - Phillies | Ryan Howard out with knee soreness
9/20 - Red Sox | Dustin Pedroia gets night off

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