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Yankees designate Jeff Francis for assignment

Two weeks ago the Yankees acquired Jeff Francis from the A’s as a roster reinforcement, but now they’ve designated the journeyman left-hander for assignment. Francis made just two appearances for the Yankees, both in relief, which continues a pattern of him moving from team to team with very short stays. He’s become sort of like an all-time quarterback, but for teams that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  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...
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...
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees News: Jeff Francis acquired for cash considerations

Here he comes to save the day, that means Jeff Francis is on his waayy...from the denver postThat's right, the day after we all learned that Masahiro Tanaka has a partial tear in his throwing-UCL, the Yankees went out and bought themselves a nice warm body.Jerry Crasnick broke the big trade news,The #Yankees have acquired pitcher Jeff Francis from the #athletics in a trade, source...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 11, 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

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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