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26 Jeff Francis SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 1/8/1981 | Birthplace: Vancouver, B.C., CAN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Cincinnati | College: British Columbia (Canada) | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $1,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 1036.50
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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.  


Jeff Francis expected to start Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis (groin) is expected to return to the rotation and start Saturday against the Padres, The Denver Post reports.

Francis, who began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday, went 2-3 with a 6.00 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in eight starts before landing on the DL. He allowed one run in six innings of work in his previous meeting against San Diego on April 5.

Jeff Francis might return Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis (groin), who began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday, could rejoin the rotation Saturday against the Padres, according to MLB.com. Francis is currently scheduled to start Saturday for Colorado Springs, but he could rejoin the Rockies' rotation sooner than expected with Tyler Chatwood (triceps) ailing.

As for Francis, manager Walt Weiss seemed pleased with the report he received following the veteran's outing Monday.

"It sounded like it went pretty well -- no physical problems," Weiss said. "When guys go out on rehab assignments, I try not to get too hung up on whatever the results were, and I think his results were pretty decent. It's a good step going forward."


Jeff Francis throws 80 pitches in first rehab start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis threw 80 pitches in his first rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday, giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits and no walks while striking out five.

Francis is coming back from a groin injury and was struck on the shin by a liner during an extended spring training start in May.


Jeff Francis ready for bullpen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2013) Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis told MLB.com Thursday that he feels fine after being struck in the left leg by a liner during an extended spring training start Tuesday.

Francis is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday before starting his minor-league rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Colorado Springs. He could need another rehab start after that before joining the Rockies.

Bruised leg not expected to cost Jeff Francis time


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis was struck in the leg by a line drive during an extended spring training start Tuesday. However, he said the injury will not cost him extra time during his rehab.

"It was fine until I took a line drive off my leg -- it's fine, it's just bruised," Francis told MLB.com. "I don't think it'll keep me out. But when I was pitching, I felt like myself and was able to move around. I felt normal. I'll throw my bullpen as soon as I can and see what happens."

Francis threw 45 pitches in the start before exiting.


Jeff Francis throws 45 pitches at extended spring training


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis threw 45 pitches over 3 1/3 innings in extended spring training Tuesday but was hit on the left shin by a line drive, MLB.com reports.

Francis is recovering from a left groin strain, and has no timetable for return. He's posted a 6.00 ERA in 36 innings this year while striking out 31 batters.


Jeff Francis throws another bullpen session


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis threw another bullpen session Friday as he continues to recover from a left groin injury. He threw 25 pitches without issue.

The next step would likely include an outing in extended spring training, according to the Denver Post. Francis would then be re-evaluated to determine his next step. 


Timeline coming clear for Jeff Francis


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis did not experience a setback with his strained left groin after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday, and the team expects him to make his next step to a rehab assignment at some point.

Francis will accompany the team on it's road trip to San Francisco this weekend, where he will do long toss Friday and another bullpen session Saturday. Assuming all goes well, he should go on a rehab assignment, though it is not clear if he will be sent to the minors or extended spring training for his next step. 


Jeff Francis to throw bullpen


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2013) Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Francis is on the disabled list with a groin injury.

Francis will throw from a mound for the first time since suffering his injury. Francis may not have a rotation spot waiting for him upon his return.