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Jeff Francis agrees to deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league contract with left-hander Jeff Francis and claimed outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. Francis, a 33-year-old from North Delta, British Columbia, was 1-2 with a 5.85 ERA this year in one start and 11 relief appearances for Cincinnati, Oakland and the New York Yankees. The 10-year big league veteran will...
Via Associated Press
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees acquire A’s Jeff Francis

Left- handed pitcher Jeff Francis has been traded to the New York Yankees from the Oakland Athletics. Are the New York Yankees really adding depth to their pitching staff by acquiring Oakland Athletics’ left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis? The pitching rotation for the Yankees is just a huge mess right now. Honestly, I just don’t know what’s going on with it or how they plan to...
Via isportsweb.com
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees Acquire Jeff Francis From Athletics

Jeff Francis (left) has been acquired by the New York Yankees – Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy/Getty Images The New York Yankees have run into a pitching dilemma lately, as they’re now indefinitely without four of their original five starting hurlers. Ivan Nova (out for the season), Michael Pineda (indefinitely), C.C. Sabathia (likely out for season), and now Masahiro Tanaka (tear...
Via The Sports Journal
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Left-Hander Jeff Francis From Oakland Athletics

It didn’t take long for the New York Yankees to acquire much-needed pitching help. A day after right-hander Masahiro Tanaka learned he had a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament and possibly could need Tommy John surgery, New York traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis for a player to be named later. Francis was recently designated for assignment by the...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds bring up LHP Jeff Francis to start vs Padres

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds brought up left-hander Jeff Francis from Triple-A Louisville to start the second game of their makeup doubleheader against the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Francis signed a minor league deal in January after the Rockies let him go. He was 3-5 with a 6.27 ERA in 12 starts and 11 relief appearances for Colorado last season. The Reds also optioned right...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds agree to minor league deal with lefty pitcher Jeff Francis

The Reds have agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander Jeff Francis, who pitched in their farm system during the 2012 season. The 33-year-old starter split time between the rotation and the bullpen for Colorado last season. He made 12 starts and 11 relief appearances, going 3-5 with a 6.27 earned run average. The Rockies made him a first-round pick -- the ninth overall -...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds agree to minor league deal with LHP Francis

The Reds have agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander Jeff Francis, who pitched in their farm system during the 2012 season. The 33-year-old starter split time between the rotation and the bullpen for Colorado last season. He made 12 starts and 11 relief appearances, going 3-5 with a 6.27 earned run average. The Rockies made him a first-round pick - the ninth overall - in...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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