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Frank Francisco won't be available for Rangers in the ALDS

Sep 29, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

Frank Francisco was optimistic enough after throwing from flat ground last week that he hoped to return from a month-long back injury to join the Rangers’ bullpen for the ALDS, but according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that’s been ruled out.
Ron Washington told Wilson that the most recent MRI exam “showed improvement in the muscle but not enough for him to start throwing off a mound.” He could still be added to the postseason roster for the ALCS or World Series, but first Francisco will have to show that he’s healthy by rehabbing in Arizona.
Francisco began the season as Texas’ closer before losing the job to Neftali Feliz following back-to-back ugly outings in early April, but recovered to post a 2.84 ERA and 57/16 K/BB ratio in 50 innings prior to landing on the disabled list last month. He would have been a nice addition to what is already a very strong playoff pitching staff, but now he’s a long shot to pitch in October.

  1. RichardInBigD - Sep 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    I’m really not happy about this, but if I had to make a choice between getting Frankie back, or Josh, give me Josh. Tommy Hunter, if they go with a 3-man rotation in October, can fill Frankie’s slot quite nicely in the pen. I’m looking forward to a long run towards 11 wins after the regular season ends…

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