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53 Jeff Francis RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 1/8/1981 | Birthplace: Vancouver, B.C., CAN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: New York | College: British Columbia (Canada) | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $1,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 1036.50
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Jeff Francis added to Yankees active roster


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Recently acquired pitcher Jeff Francis reported to the Yankees Saturday and is now officially on the roster, after the team sent Matt Daley down to Triple-A.

Francis had a 5.89 ERA in 18 1/3 innings with the A's before the Yankees claimed him on waivers. 


Yanks acquire Jeff Francis


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) The Yankees acquired pitcher Jeff Francis from the Athletics for cash considerations. Francis, 33, was designated for assignment last week after going 0-2 with a 5.89 ERA in 10 appearances with Oakland.


Jeff Francis designated for assignment Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis has been designated for assignment Thursday.

Francis has already changed teams twice this season. Over 18 1/3 innings, he's posted a 5.89 ERA. 


Jeff Francis notches first career save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis earned his first career save Saturday, recording the final two outs in his team's 7-6, 14-inning win over the Marlins.

Francis entered the game with the bases loaded and only one out in the 14th, but he was able to record a huge strikeout before ending the game with a flyout to right field. He had given up nine earned runs in 7 2/3 innings over his last four appearances before coming up big Saturday. Francis owns a 6.61 ERA and 13:3 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings.


Jeff Francis loses it in extras


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis was not sharp in a relief outing Tuesday, as he took the loss in extra innings against the Angels.  

Francis worked a scoreless 13th inning, walking two batters before getting out of trouble. He nearly got out of the 14th, but Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill tagged him for a two-out walkoff home run to end the game.

Francis has appeared in three games for the Athletics, allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings of work. 


Athletics claim Jeff Francis


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) The Athletics claimed pitcher Jeff Francis off waivers from the Reds, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Cincinnati designated Francis for assignment after giving him a spot start Thursday.

Jeff Francis designated for assignment Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Reds pitcher Jeff Francis has been designated for assignment Friday.

Francis received a spot-start during Thursday's double-header. He allowed three runs over five innings. 


Jeff Francis takes the loss in season debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Reds pitcher Jeff Francis made his season debut in Game 2 of a day-night doubleheader against the Padres on Thursday. He was outdueled by Tyson Ross and was pegged with the loss.

Francis permitted a two-run home run to Rene Rivera in the second and a run-scoring single to Chase Headley in the third for his only damage of the night. The left-hander yielded three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out four in five innings pitched. He will likely be sent back to the minors following Thursday's start.

Jeff Francis up, Mat Latos on 60-day DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) The Reds have promoted veteran pitcher Jeff Francis and transferred Mat Latos to the 60-day disabled list. He will start the nightcap of the Thursday doubleheader.

Francis owns a 4-3 record and 3.33 ERA at Triple-A Louisville. Also encouraging is his 45 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings.

The move involving Latos does not change his status. He is making progress in his recovery from a forearm injury and could return by early June.


Jeff Francis surrenders five runs vs. A's Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Reds pitcher Jeff Francis allowed five earned runs on six hits and three walks in four innings while striking out five in his team's 8-4 loss to the A's Tuesday.

Francis could conceivably open the season in the major-league rotation with Mat Latos expected to begin the year on the disabled list, but he isn't doing himself any favors. Francis has posted a 6.35 ERA and 18:8 K:BB ratio in 17 innings this spring. He'll likely begin the season in Triple-A.


Robert Stephenson among non-roster invitees in Reds' camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Reds starting pitcher prospect Robert Stephenson headlined a list of five players invited to spring training as non-roster invitees Wednesday. Stephenson is considered the Reds' top prospect by Baseball America.

The other four players receiving spring invites were Jeff Francis, Tim Crabbe, Drew Hayes and Michael Lorenzen.


Reds sign Jeff Francis to minor-league deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) The Reds agreed to a minor-league contract with pitcher Jeff Francis, according to ESPN. Francis will be in camp as a non-roster invitee.

Five Rockies file for free agency


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) In addition to relief pitcher Rafael Betancourt, who had his mutual option declined, Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, catcher Yorvit Torrealba, starting pitcher Jeff Francis and starting pitcher Roy Oswalt have filed for free agency. Helton is expected to retire.

Jeff Francis picks up third win in finale


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis earned his third win in Sunday's finale against Los Angeles.

Francis allowed just one run on three hits over five innings. He struck out six and walked two. His final ERA sits at 6.27.


Jeff Francis will start Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2013) Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis may make his final appearance in a Colorado uniform Sunday.

Francis, who is scheduled to become a free agent the end of the season, was named the starter for Sunday's season finale against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, the Denver Post reports. He is 2-5 with a 6.61 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 65 1/3 innings pitched in the majors for Colorado.


Jeff Francis called up


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) The Rockies have called up pitcher Jeff Francis Wednesday.

Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list with a finger injury, opening a spot for Francis. In 12 games in the majors, Francis has a 6.63 ERA. 


Jeff Francis sent back down


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2013) The Rockies optioned pitcher Jeff Francis down to Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to Thursday's game against the Braves.

Francis allowed two runs on three hits and three strikeouts on July 30 as a reliever. it was his only appearance during his most recent stint in the majors. He owns a 6.63 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP through 54 1/3 innings pitched this season.

Jeff Francis recalled to pitch in relief


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) The Rockies recalled pitcher Jeff Francis Sunday and he will pitch out of the team's bullpen, according to The Denver Post. Francis posted a 4.76 ERA and 1.79 WHIP in three relief appearances for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Jeff Francis moving to bullpen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2013) Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis is being moved to the bullpen at Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Denver Post reports. He has made just one relief appearance in 166 career major-league games.

Francis is 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings over six starts in Triple-A.


Jeff Francis accepts Triple-A assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs, according to The Denver Post. Francis was taken off the 25-man roster to clear a spot for Roy Oswalt, who was promoted from the minors to start Thursday at Washington.

Jeff Francis appears to be odd man out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2013) The Rockies reportedly have parted ways with pitcher Jeff Francis, whose locker was empty prior to Wednesday's game against the Nationals according to the Denver Post. Francis is expected to be optioned to clear a roster spot for Roy Oswalt, who is joining the rotation Thursday.

Francis surrendered eight runs in six innings Tuesday to push his ERA on the season to 6.58. Francis has minor-league options remaining, but would have to agree to an assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs before that move can be made. 


Jeff Francis suffers through blowout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis barely got out of the first inning Tuesday against Toronto, but eventually gutted out six innings in an 8-3 loss.

Francis gave up four runs on six hits in the first inning before settling down to hold the Blue Jays to three scoreless innings in a row beginning in the second. He allowed three solo home runs in the fifth and sixth innings to finish his outing.

Francis was tagged for eight runs on 10 hits in his six innings of work, while throwing 60 of 88 pitches for strikes. He struck out two, as his record dropped to 2-5.

Francis carries a 6.58 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Sunday in Washington. 


Jeff Francis strikes out eight in no-decision


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis allowed just two earned runs on five hits and no walks in six innings agains the Nationals Thursday, striking out a season-high eight batters but not factoring into the decision.

Francis lasted six innings for just the third time in 10 starts this season while bring his K:BB ratio up to 41:17 in 46 innings. He's scheduled to face the Blue Jays in Toronto Tuesday.


Jeff Francis roughed up in loss to Padres


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis endured a rough outing as he took the loss in his first start back from the disabled list Saturday night against the Padres.

Francis (2-4) gave up a run-scoring single to Chris Headley in the first and surrendered three more in the fourth, including a two-run home run to Kyle Blanks. The left-hander allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two in four innings of work in a 4-2 loss.

Francis has allowed four runs in two of his last four starts. He is expected to make his next start Friday at home against Philadelphia.

Jeff Francis officially activated


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) The Rockies officially activated starting pitcher Jeff Francis from the disabled list Saturday, in time for him to start against the Padres.

Francis had been out since May 16 with a left groin strain.