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Jeff Francis | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: British Columbia
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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. Aug 5 - 8:19 PM

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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.
Jul 28 - 4:21 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.
Jul 11 - 1:44 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.
Jul 3 - 5:08 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.
May 18 - 3:50 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.
May 16 - 3:57 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.
May 15 - 9:16 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.
May 15 - 10:42 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.
Mar 25 - 6:14 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.
Mar 20 - 5:28 PM

Jeff Francis got the loss on Monday against the Rangers, allowing two unearned runs in two innings.

Francis was one pitch away from escaping trouble, but Elvis Andrus drove in two runs with a single up the middle in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Reds have no room for Francis in the rotation, so the lefty will report to Triple-A when the season starts and serve as insurance.
Mar 10 - 6:52 PM

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

Francis, 33, had an ugly 6.27 ERA over 12 starts and 11 relief appearances with the Rockies last year. The veteran southpaw will function as insurance for the starting rotation.
Jan 13 - 4:12 PM

Jeff Francis finished his 2013 season in strong fashion in Sunday's victory over the Dodgers, allowing just one run on three hits over five innings.

Francis racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing a pair of free passes. He finishes the difficult season with a 3-5 record, 6.27 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 63/24 K/BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings. The veteran southpaw is set to become a free agent this offseason, and very likely has pitched his final game as a member of the Rockies. He remains an unattractive option in all fantasy formats.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 10:02:00 PM

Rockies recalled LHP Jeff Francis from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list in a corresponding move with a right middle finger sprain. Francis has a 6.63 ERA this year in the bigs.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 04:45:00 PM

The Rockies are recalling left-hander Jeff Francis from Triple-A.

The Rockies haven't made an official announcement yet, but it appears Carlos Gonzalez or Edgmer Escalona is headed to the disabled list. Francis has a 6.63 ERA over 11 starts and one relief appearance with the Rockies this season. He's not fantasy relevant.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 03:36:00 PM

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1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
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LF1Brett Gardner
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CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
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S1Masahiro Tanaka
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4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
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PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Chaz Roe
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley
13David Phelps