Jeff Francis RP TOR 1 week ago

Francis had his contract selected from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.

Francis began the year strong for the Bisons, allowing just two hits and no earned runs over five innings in his first start of 2015. He'll provide the Jays with another left-handed arm out of the pen, but is unlikely to see much time in high-leverage situations in the short term.

Jeff Francis RP TOR 4 weeks ago

Francis did not make the Opening Day roster, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

As expected, Francis will open his season with Triple-A Buffalo serving as organizational depth.

Jeff Francis RP TOR 6 months ago

Francis signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays that includes an invitation to spring training, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The native Canadian will head back to his home country in attempt to keep his big league career alive, but the odds would seem to be against him winning a gig with the Blue Jays out of spring training. He contributed an ugly 5.85 ERA across 20 innings with the Reds, Athletics and Yankees.

Jeff Francis RP TOR 9 months ago

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.

Jeff Francis RP TOR 10 months ago

Yankees acquired LHP Jeff Francis from the Athletics in exchange for cash considerations.

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.

Jeff Francis RP TOR 10 months ago

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.

Jeff Francis RP TOR 11 months ago

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.

Jeff Francis RP TOR 11 months ago

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.

Jeff Francis RP TOR 11 months ago

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.

Jeff Francis RP TOR 11 months ago

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.