Astros designated LHP John Franco for assignment.
John Franco has been out with an upper respiratory infection was available to pitch yesterday.
John Franco gave up six runs and walked four batters in two-thirds of an inning today.
Astros signed LHP John Franco, who had been with the Mets, to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
The Astros are still talking to John Franco about a contract.
The Astros are showing interest in free agent John Franco.
Free agent John Franco said he's been contacted by a few teams, but he wasn't willing to name them.
The Mets have informed John Franco that they're not interested in re-signing him.
John Franco has been named in a federal investigation of the Bonanno crime family for allegedly providing tickets to its members in the early 1990s.
John Franco will pitch this afternoon, possibly for the last time in the majors.
John Franco, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 4, is expected to face perhaps his final batter this weekend.
John Franco, who has only been used once in four weeks, told the Mets they could release him if they wanted to give his spot to a younger reliever.