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Jeff Francis | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: British Columbia
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Blue Jays sent LHP Jeff Francis outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
He predictably cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and has accepted an outright assignment. Francis will give the Jays depth at Triple-A. May 20 - 1:36 PM

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Blue Jays designated LHP Jeff Francis for assignment.

The 34-year-old southpaw posted a 6.75 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 15/5 K/BB ratio over 12 innings out of the Blue Jays bullpen. There's a chance that other teams desperate for left-handed bullpen help could come calling, otherwise he'll function as organizational depth for Toronto.
May 17 - 11:54 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Jeff Francis from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Vancouver, British Columbia native will give the Jays some long relief depth. Francis tossed five scoreless innings in his lone start for Buffalo.
Apr 19 - 9:49 AM

Jeff Francis surrendered four runs in two-thirds of an inning versus the Rays on Wednesday.

Francis is in the running for a bullpen spot, and he had entered the day with four strikeouts in three scoreless innings this spring. This sounds like quite a setback, though there should be time for him to bounce back from one poor performance.
Mar 18 - 4:54 PM

Blue Jays signed LHP Jeff Francis to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

A Canadian native, Francis held a 5.85 ERA over 12 appearances for the Reds, A's and Yankees this season. He figures to compete for a long relief role with the Blue Jays.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Yankees released LHP Jeff Francis.

Francis had been designated for assignment. He'll now look to catch on elsewhere for the final two months of the season.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 08:19:00 PM

Yankees designated LHP Jeff Francis for assignment.

The Yankees have called up Zoilo Almonte to take his spot on the active roster. Francis was acquired from the A's earlier this month and allowed one run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings over two appearances.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Yankees acquired LHP Jeff Francis and cash considerations from the Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later.

Francis had been designated for assignment last week. Th left-hander posted a 6.08 ERA over 13 1/3 relief innings for the A's but might even get a shot in the Yankees' rotation with all of their injuries.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 01:44:00 PM

Athletics designated LHP Jeff Francis for assignment.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for Eric O'Flaherty. Francis posted a 6.08 ERA over 13 1/3 relief innings for the A's. He'll likely clear waivers and will have the option to elect free agency.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Athletics claimed LHP Jeff Francis off waivers from the Reds.

Francis had been designated for assignment after allowing three runs over five innings in a spot start last week. He'll be used as a long man out of the A's bullpen.
Sun, May 18, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Reds designated LHP Jeff Francis for assignment.

Francis allowed three runs over five innings in a spot start during Thursday's doubleheader. He'll clear waivers and should stick around as rotation depth.
Fri, May 16, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Jeff Francis yielded three runs over five innings Thursday in a loss to the Padres.

Francis, the 26th man for the doubleheader, gave up five hits (including a home run) and no walks while striking out four batters. It was a decent start, but the Reds just couldn't get much going against Tyson Ross and the Padres' bullpen.
Thu, May 15, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of LHP Jeff Francis from Triple-A Louisville.

Francis will make a spot start for the Reds in the second half of Thursday's doubleheader with the Padres. The 33-year-old left-hander has a 5.84 ERA over his last 183 1/3 innings at the major league level and is not a good fantasy bet, even against San Diego.
Thu, May 15, 2014 10:42:00 AM

Jeff Francis was hit hard by the Athletics, allowing six runs in five innings during Tuesday's start.

Francis walked three and allowed seven hits, including a three-run home run to Brandon Moss in the second inning and a solo homer to Josh Reddick in the fifth. His Cactus League ERA jumps up to 6.50.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 06:14:00 PM

Jeff Francis allowed three runs over four innings during Thursday's start against the Rangers.

The lefty allowed seven hits and a walk, but also struck out six. Francis knows his fate, which is to start the year at Triple-A, so he is simply pitching for position on the depth chart. His spring ERA sits at 4.85 in 13 innings.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Felix Doubront
7Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Steve Delabar
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Liam Hendriks
6Bo Schultz
7Ryan Tepera