Rockies To Sign Jeff Francis

FRIDAY: The sides agreed to a Major League deal, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter).

WEDNESDAY: It appears that left-hander Jeff Francis has an agreement in principle with the Rockies, sources tell Troy Renck of The Denver Post (via Twitter).  Renck adds that he expects the veteran to start this weekend.

If Francis does indeed sign with the Rockies, he'll return to where he pitched from 2004-10.  Francis owned a 4.22 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 215 1/3 innings for the Rockies in 2007.

The Reds released Francis earlier this week after he opted out of his contract.  The 31-year-old posted a 3.72 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 77 1/3 innings for Triple-A Louisville.



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