Jeff Francis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Former Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis retires

    Purple Row "Former Colorado Rockies rotation mainstay Jeff Francis, who was part of Colorado's memorable Rocktober run in 2007 and started Game One of the World Series that year, has chosen to retire from professional baseball, according to Francis, 34, pitched in 197 games (185 starts) for the..." December 15

  • Carlos Gonzalez put on Rockies DL with finger sprain; Jeff Francis recalled

    Denver Post "Rockies all-star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez struggling with a painful sprained middle finger on his right hand was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. "This is very frustrating and it's not something I wanted" Gonzalez said. "But this is something we had to do for the good of the..." August 08

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    Jason Martinez @mlbdepthcharts

    Updated #Rockies roster: OF Carlos Gonzalez (sprained finger) placed on DL LHP Jeff Francis recalled.

  • Jeff Francis optioned, Michael Cuddyer misses game for family reasons

    Denver Post "Chad Bettis’ debut created a pair or roster casualties. Jeff Francis was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room on the 25-man roster and Josh Sullivan an oft-injured Triple-A reliever was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Francis pitched once out of the..." August 01

  • Francis accepts minor-league assignment for Rockies, Oswalt called up

    Denver Post "The Rockies were able to clear a spot for Roy Oswalt and keep Jeff Francis. The veteran left-hander Francis agreed to accept a minor-league assignment, heading to Triple-A Colorado Springs as the Rockies insert Oswalt into the rotation Thursday at Washington. Francis could have become a free..." June 20

  • Rockies option Jeff Francis to AAA

    Denver Post "Jeff Francis' locker was cleared out Wednesday, and his time with the Rockies could be over. Though a roster move will not be official until Thursday, Francis will not re-join the team in Washington. Colorado is expected to clear a roster spot for Roy Oswalt, who will start Thursday night's..." June 19

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies Francis still here, not with AAA. He'll start Saturday, even though he won't confirm hit.

  • Jeff Francis in rotation helps make it stable, but don't take him for a staple

    Purple Row "Jeff Francis' return to the Rockies rotation after helping stabilize the club in 2012 is a bit of a mixed blessing, as Francis certainly retains more value and is not quite as eligible for senior discounts on road trips as the crafty veteran LHP the Rockies brought in last winter, but he's also in..." December 06

  • Jeff Francis agrees to one-year deal with Rockies, pending physical

    Denver Post "Pitcher Jeff Francis agreed in principle to a one-year, major-league contract with the Rockies, pending a physical, according to a source. Francis helped stabilize the Rockies' rotation after rejoining the team as a free agent in June. As one of the only starters to adapt to the four-man staff..." December 05

  • Jeff Francis spells success for Rockies; Chris Nelson cleared to work out

    Denver Post "There was a nostalgic feel to the Rockies' clubhouse. Music played loudly, Flo Rida's "Whistle" leaving a few players smiling. Vinny Castilla made the trip. And he's straight old school. Over near the corner was Jeff Francis, the ace of the 2007 World Series team. He's pitching as well now as..." July 26

  • Rockies win at Arizona Diamondbacks as Jeff Francis continues success

    Denver Post "The formula for respectability has crystallized. Pitch Jeff Francis. On any day that ends in 'y.' Day or night. When Francis takes the mound, the Rockies go back in time, partying like it's 2009. Or 2007, when he was the ace of the World Series staff. Francis worked into the seventh inning..." July 26

  • Rockies defeat Washington Nationals as Jeff Francis pitches well

    Denver Post "Who's afraid of big, bad Coors Field? Clearly not Washington Nationals whiz kid Stephen Strasburg. The 23-year-old right-hander wasn't as dominant as usual, but he clearly wasn't intimidated by Coors Field's nasty reputation. Then again, neither was Rockies veteran lefty Jeff..." June 26

  • Jeff Francis back with Colorado Rockies; likely to pitch Saturday

    Denver Post "The Rockies have agreed in principle to a deal with left-hander Jeff Francis and he likely will start Saturday's game when the Rockies host the Angels, a major-league source said Wednesday. Francis, 31, threw for the Rockies on Wednesday at Coors Field. The former ace of the Colorado staff..." June 07

  • Francis stays winless as punchless Royals lose 3-0 to Tigers

    Kansas City Star "It isn't as if veteran lefty Jeff Francis is blameless for his failure to record a victory in 15 appearances since last July 30. But, hey, a little offensive support might make a difference. Instead, what happened Saturday afternoon is fast becoming the norm. Francis pitched reasonably well..." May 15

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