The Rockies agreed to a one-year, Major League deal with lefty Jeff Francis, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Francis is represented by Frontline. Francis, 31, was drafted in the first round by the Rockies in 2002 and remained with the club through 2010. After a year and a half detour with the Royals and Reds, he rejoined the organization last June and pitched 113 innings in the Majors. Francis had decent peripheral stats but, as usual, allowed a ton of hits.
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