Francis gets Minor League deal
And the Reds were not quite done…
LHP Jeff Francis and Cincinnati reached a deal on a Minor League contract, Jon Heyman of MLB Network and CBSSports.com reported late Wednesday.
Reds GM Walt Jocketty told me last week the Reds were interested in adding Francis for rotation depth.
The left-handed Francis was 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA in 31 starts last season with the Royals. The 30-year-old was with the Rockies from 2004-10 and was a 17-game winner in 2007. Lifetime, he is 61-66 with a 4.78 ERA in 181 games (180 starts).