JEFF FRANCIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jeff Francis will pitch for the Louisville Bats

Jeff Francis has accepted an assignment to the Louisville Bats.
Via Reds Minor Leagues
23 days ago  |  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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds sign lefty Jeff Francis again

He's backLeft-handed pitcher Jeff Francis is coming back into the Reds organization. He has agreed to a minor league deal with the Reds with an invite to major league camp, according to C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.Francis signed with Cincinnati back before the 2012 season also, with basically the same kind of deal. That deal also included a June 1st opt-out...
Via Redlegs Review
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies fail to show up for finale in San francisco

Jeff Francis got shelled on Wednesday in San Francisco.Welcome back to earth, Colorado Rockies fans.After a heartbreaking loss on Tuesday night, a game in which the Rockies had a chance to build off of, the team suddenly looked much like the 2012 Colorado team that was hardly watchable. Jeff Francis looked like the guy who couldn't get a big league job a year ago, and the offense...
Via Rockies Review
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

AP source: LHP Jeff Francis stays with Rockies

A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jeff Francis is staying with the Colorado Rockies. The 31-year-old left-hander has agreed to a one-year contract, the person said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Francis is 67-73 with a 4.86 ERA in 205 starts and one relief appearance during eight major league seasons...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies should trade Jeff Francis

The Rockies should trade Jeff Francis.The Colorado Rockies did on Wednesday night what they seem to do only when Jeff Francis takes the mound. They won.Wednesday night's game was the latest strong performance from Francis, who was the butt of many jokes when he was re-acquired by the Rockies in June. In the face of his doubters, all Francis has done is prove that even with diminished...
Via Rockies Review
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies finally get good pitching performance, win behind Jeff Francis

Jeff Francis pitched very well and gave the Rockies a chance.A little starting pitching can go a long way.That was the lesson once again for the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night in Philadelphia. This time, however, the Rockies got to see firsthand what being on the right end of the strong pitching performance feels like.Jeff Francis, limited to 76 pitches due to the Rockies four...
Via Rockies Review
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Francis fits right in with the Colorado Rockies

Jeff Francis made his return on Saturday.Saturday's matinee at Coors Field was a micro chasm of the entire 2012 season as the Colorado Rockies lost to the Los Angeles Angels 11-5.The game represented exactly what the Rockies approach going into the season was. Basically what that amounts to is cross your fingers and hope everything goes perfectly.The hope that Jeff Francis...
Via Rockies Review
June 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Francis opts out of deal

The Reds released LHP Jeff Francis from Triple-A Louisville at his request on Monday, thus making him a free agent. The 31-year old excercised a clause in his minor league contract that allowed him to opt-out of his deal after June 1st.The southpaw notched a 3-6 record and 3.72 ERA in 12 starts (77.1 IP) with the Bats this season. He owns a 4.78 ERA and a 61-66 mark during his...
Via Redlegs Review
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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