Reds, Francis Close To Deal

The Reds are close to signing free agent left-hander Jeff Francis to a minor league deal, a source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter).  Last week it was reported that Francis was gaining interest from clubs, including the Reds, Mariners, Blue Jays, and Mets.

Francis spent 2011 with the Royals, posting a 4.82 ERA with 4.5 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 across 31 starts.  His 183 innings of work last season was his highest total since 2007, the season prior to suffering a shoulder injury.


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5 Comments on "Reds, Francis Close To Deal"


CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 6 months ago

Minor League deal? Good sign for the Reds.

5_tool_MiLB_fool
3 years 6 months ago

i bet he is going to have a john danks-like season now that he is on a minor league deal. always happens with these players who sign minor league deals

Lastings
3 years 6 months ago

Francis!

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 6 months ago

How old do you have to be to get this joke because I don’t know who that is…

TophersReds
3 years 6 months ago

Solid AAA depth with Major League experience if a pitcher goes down. Nice job, Walt.