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43 Frank Francisco RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/250 | Birthdate: 9/11/1979 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: /images/players/unknown-hat-170x170.png | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 786.00

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Blue Jays release a pair


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) The Blue Jays released pitcher Frank Francisco and catcher Hector Gimenez. Both are on the wrong side of 30 and were struggling in the minors.

Frank Francisco declines assignment, opts for free agency


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) White Sox pitcher Frank Francisco declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Charlotte and declared for free agency. He posted a 12.27 ERA in four appearances with the White Sox.

Frank Francisco clears waivers, sent to Triple-A Charlotte


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) White Sox pitcher Frank Francisco has been outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte.

Francisco was designated for assignment earlier this week and cleared waivers. He made four appearances while with the White Sox, giving up six runs (five earned) in 3 2/3 innings.


Frank Francisco gets DFA by White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) As expected, the White Sox have designated veteran reliever Frank Francisco for assignment to make room for returning starter Chris Sale.

Francisco has been pounded in four outings this season to the tune of five earned runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.


White Sox set to DFA Frank Francisco Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) The White Sox will designate pitcher Frank Francisco for assignment Thursday, CSNChicago.com reports.

Francisco's roster spot will go to Chris Sale, who is due to be activated from the disabled list. Francisco made four appearances while with the White Sox, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings and striking out five.


Frank Francisco heading to Windy City


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Former Rangers, Blue Jays and Mets closer Frank Francisco has been promoted from Triple-A Charlotte by the White Sox. He had been assigned there on April 22 after completing extended spring training.

Francisco showed promise in six appearances with Charlotte in which he gave up no earned runs and fanned 12 in eight innings.


Frank Francisco assigned to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) The White Sox assigned reliever Frank Francisco to Triple-A Charlotte Tuesday after he completed a stint in extended spring training.

White Sox sign Frank Francisco to minor-league deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) The White Sox signed pitcher Frank Francisco to a minor-league deal Monday and assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte, ESPNChicago.com reports.

Francisco has earned 73 saves in his major-league career while posting a 3.93 ERA and 421:169 K:BB ratio in 382 2/3 innings. He spend the end of last season with the Mets, earning one save while giving up three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of action.


Seven Mets declare free agency


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang, relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, relief pitcher David Aardsma, relief pitcher Tim Byrdak, relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano and relief pitcher Frank Francisco have filed for free agency.

Hawkins and Francisco both spent time as the Mets closer, but Bobby Parnell is expected to fill that role in 2014.


Frank Francisco earns first and only save of 2013


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Mets pitcher Frank Francisco, who saved 23 games for the team in 2012, pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's finale to pick up his first save of 2013 in his team's 3-2 win over the Brewers.

Francisco pitched 6 1/3 innings in eight appearances since joining the team in early September. He finishes with a 4.26 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB ratio.


Frank Francisco available Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2013) Mets reliever Frank Francisco is available Friday, according to the Star-Ledger

Francisco has been dealing with a thumb injury, and hasn't pitched since September 14. He has a 10.13 ERA in 2 2/3 innings. 


Frank Francisco likely still out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Mets reliever Frank Francisco was not sporting a bandage Wednesday, but is still not ready to pitch. According to MLB.com, Francisco is still a few days from returning, as he recovers from a line drive taken off his pitching hand Saturday.

Frank Francisco out several days with hand injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins revealed Sunday that pitcher Frank Francisco will miss "three to four days" after being hit on the hand by a line drive in Saturday's game, the Star-Ledger reports.

Francisco said that the pain has subsided Sunday, only bothering him when he uses the injured hand. On Saturday, he thought that the hand was "broken for sure."

Francisco has made just four appearances, giving up three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings while striking out two and walking two.


Frank Francisco bruises thumb on comebacker


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2013) Mets pitcher Frank Francisco recorded two outs in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Marlins, before being forced to leave due to an injury. Francisco took a line drive off his right wrist and was immediately replaced by David Aardsma out of the bullpen.

He was diagnosed with a bruised right thumb after the game.


Frank Francisco denies hitting Jayson Werth on purpose


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013) Mets reliever Frank Francisco denied hitting Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth on purpose during Thursday's game.

Francisco said he was having trouble locating his pitches, which is why he hit Werth during a 3-0 count. While Francisco and Werth had words after the play, it didn't escalate past that. Francisco has a 13.50 ERA in two innings. 


Frank Francisco says he battled injuries all year


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/8/2013) Reliever Frank Francisco joined the Mets for the first time all season Sunday, but he revealed to the Newark Star-Ledger that it wasn't just his recovery from offseason elbow surgery that kept him from playing over the first five months of the season. Francisco told the Star-Ledger he suffered a torn pronator and sustained a scar in his flexor tendon, both of which delayed his return.

After discovering the scar, Francisco received cortisone and platelet-rich plasma injections, both of which helped him to recover. He will now join the Mets' bullpen as he finishes out the final season of a two-year deal.


Frank Francisco on his way for Mets


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) The Mets have recalled reliever Frank Francisco from the minors, Newsday reports. Francisco may not be available until Sunday depending on what time he arrives for the Mets Saturday.

Mets expected to release Frank Francisco


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The Mets are expected to release reliever Frank Francisco, who is on the 15-day disabled list, ESPN reports. Francisco has an elbow injury and the Mets plan to release him instead of activate him.

Francisco has been out all season with his injury. He's currently rehabbing with Double-A Binghamton. Apparently, the Mets would rather release him than let hi re-establish his value over the final month.


Frank Francisco just about ready to return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) Mets pitcher Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless rehab inning Tuesday in the Gulf Coast League.

Francisco has now pitched three times in the last six days, and appears ready. Francisco has not appeared in the majors this year due to elbow issues. 


Frank Francisco tosses rehab inning


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Mets reliever Frank Francisco tossed a rehab inning Wednesday, according to ESPN New York. 

Francisco pitched for the Gulf Coast League Mets. He gave up a solo home run during his inning. It was the first time he pitched since July 15. He has not pitched in the majors this season.


Frank Francisco throws off mound


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Mets reliever Frank Francisco threw off a mound Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. as he continues to work his way back from a right elbow injury. It was the first time he's thrown since receiving anti-inflammatory injections in mid-July. He has yet to appear in a game this season and his timetable remains uncertain.

Frank Francisco receives pair of cortisone injections


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) A source said Mets reliever Frank Francisco, who has been out all season due to problems with his elbow, received a pair of cortisone injections last week, per ESPN. Francisco is expected to be cleared to resume throwing this week.

Frank Francisco resumes rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2013) Mets reliever Frank Francisco was back on the mound Friday, pitching in a rehab game for the first time since early May. Francisco started Friday's game for the Gulf Coast League Mets, allowing one unearned run on one hit, with one strikeout.

Francisco has been slowly working his way back from an elbow injury all season long. 


Frank Francisco's return a guessing game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) Mets reliever Frank Francisco continues to be plagued by an elbow injury, which is an injury doctors can't find any structural damage, according to ESPN.

"Your guess is as good as mine," manager Terry Collins said Wednesday about when Francisco might return to the Mets.


Frank Francisco making some progress


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2013) Mets reliever Frank Francisco (elbow) began throwing off a mound, according to manager Terry Collins, SNY reports Saturday. 

Francisco hopes to begin pitching in rehab games next week. Collins did not give a timetable for Francisco's return.