• Lefty Francis completes $1.5M deal with Rockies

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 19, 2012
    The Rockies' top pick in the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Francis is second on the Rockies' career list in wins , innings pitched and starts ; third in strikeouts and fifth in winning percentage . Francis, 31, who pitched for the Rockies from 2004-10 and the Royals in 2011, began last year at Triple-A with Cincinnati before again joining the Rockies in June, going 6-7 with a 5.58 ERA in 24 starts. The dependable rotation piece is only part of what the Rockies have asked. His addition puts the Rockies' Major League roster at the limit, 40, which means any future additions will have to be paired with subtractions. His incentives are $100,000 for 140 innings, $125,000 for 150 innings, $150,000 for 160 innings, $175,000 for 170 innings, $200,000 for 180 innings, $225,000 for 190 innings, $250,000 for 200 innings and $275,000 for 210 innings.
    Source: CNNSI.com
    • Rockies finalize one-year contract with Francis

      The Rockies finalized a one-year, $1.5 million base contract with veteran Jeff Francis on Wednesday as part of their plan to give stability to their season-opening rotation.
      Source: MLB.com

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