Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rockies placed pitcher Jeff
Francis on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday because of a left groin
Francis was coming off his best start since opening day, when he fired six
innings of one-run ball against the Cubs on May 14. He had failed to go as
many innings in any of his last six outings.
The 32-year-old lefty has posted a 2-3 record with a 6.00 earned run average
over eight starts this season.
The Rockies also announced that infielder Reid Brignac will be designated for
assignment, and Colorado will fill the roster spots by recalling infielder DJ
LeMahieu and pitcher Rob Scahill from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Both players will dress for Colorado's Thursday night tilt with the San
LeMahieu played in 81 games for the Rockies in 2012 and posted a .297 batting
average with 22 RBI.
Scahill made one appearance with the club earlier this season in an April 23
meeting with the Atlanta Braves, tossing three innings of one-hit ball.
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