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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||67.20||3.00||5.00||0.00||5.85||1.48||51.00||16.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 1.2||0||0|| 5.40||0||0||3|
|vs RHB|| 5.0||0||0|| 3.60||0||3||6|
|Last 10 Games|
Jeff Francis, Russell Martin become Blue Jays' first Canadian battery
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/19/15) When Jeff Francis entered Sunday's game in the fifth inning and pitched to catcher Russell Martin, it marked the first time in Blue Jays' history that the franchise featured a Canadian battery, reports the Toronto Sun.
Francis, who hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, was called up by the Blue Jays from Triple-A before Sunday's game.
Martin is from East York, Ontario.
Blue Jays add Jeff Francis, option Colt Hynes
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) The Blue Jays selected the contract of pitcher Jeff Francis Sunday while optioning pitcher Colt Hynes to Triple-A Buffalo.
A 10-year major-league veteran, Francis tossed five shutout innings in his only start with Triple-A Buffalo, striking out five while allowing two hits and two walks. Hynes gave up two hits without recording an out Saturday and departs with a 6.00 ERA and 4:2 K:BB ratio in three innings.
Blue Jays still looking for lefty for bullpen
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) The Blue Jays are looking for another lefthander for their bullpen, as Marcus Stroman's season-ending injury has created a ripple effect throughout the pitching staff.
Stroman's vacancy in the starting rotation will be filled by Aaron Sanchez, who was expected to share closing duties with Brett Cecil.
That means Cecil can't help with relief in the middle innings, as was the original plan when he was slated as a co-closer. Manager John Gibbons told MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm that it would be "ideal" to find another southpaw to help with the mid-innings.
Jeff Francis , signed by the team during the offseason, is a candidate. The 33-year-old posted a 5.85 ERA over 20 innings with three teams last year.
"He's a different type pitcher now, but I could see a place on this team for him. ... He's going to come out and throw strikes, and that's so valuable coming out of the bullpen," Gibbons said. "You don't want to bring in guys trying to find the strike zone. He can be tough on lefties, but he can also get righties out. I think, too, coming out of the bullpen in that role, that can extend his career another four or five years. He's a great competitor."
Colt Hynes, who went 1-4 with a 3.67 for two Triple-A teams last year, is also a candidate for the spot.
Blue Jays sign Jeff Francis
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/31/14) The Blue Jays have signed pitcher Jeff Francis to a minor-league deal, according to Sportsnet.
Francis spent last season with three different clubs. The 33-year-old posted a 5.85 ERA over 20 innings.
Yankees release Jeff Francis
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(8/5/14) The Yankees released pitcher Jeff Francis Tuesday.
Francis was designated for assignment last week. He has made appearances with three teams this season, posting a 5.85 ERA and 15:3 K:BB ratio in 20 innings.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/28/15||@ BOS||6:10 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|4/29/15||@ BOS||6:10 pm||Rick Porcello|
|4/30/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||T.J. House|
|5/1/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|5/2/15||@ CLE||4:10 pm||Corey Kluber|
|5/3/15||@ CLE||1:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|5/4/15||NYY||7:07 pm||Adam Warren|
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