Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rockies and pitcher Jeff Francis
made it official Wednesday, coming to terms on a one-year contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed for the pact, which was reported during the
league's annual Winter Meetings earlier in December.
The 31-year-old lefty was signed as a free agent by Cincinnati prior to last
season, but was released by the Reds on June 4. Four days later, he signed
with the Rockies and compiled a 6-7 mark with a 5.58 earned run average in 24
The Canadian-born hurler has pitched in 205 games, all but 31 with the
Rockies, and has a 67-73 record with a 4.86 ERA. He went 6-16 with the Kansas
City Royals in 2011.
Francis was selected ninth overall in the 2002 amateur draft by Colorado and
is second in Rockies history in wins (61) and innings pitched (995 2/3).
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