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Frank Francisco resumes throwing, expects to be ready for Opening Day

Feb 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Frank Francisco shook off his elbow problems to throw yesterday for the first time since being shut down with soreness two weeks ago, making tosses from 60 feet on flat ground.

According to manager Terry Collins “he threw fine” and was “nice and free and easy.”

Francisco had swelling and soreness stemming from his December surgery to remove bone chips, but Collins told Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star Ledger that the reliever should be ready for Opening Day. Which presumably means Francisco remains the Mets’ closer and Bobby Parnell will go back to setting him up.

  1. chacochicken - Feb 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Ready for what? You’re not going to left him pitch, are you?

    • cur68 - Feb 26, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      What would your dog do? I value his(?) opinion. He sounds very level headed in baseball matters.

      • chacochicken - Feb 26, 2013 at 11:24 AM

        I find he tends to over react a bit but he is surprisingly good with stats. I’ll consult him re:Frank Francisco.

  2. plmathfoto - Feb 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Maybe, since the Mets’ hitting will suck so bad, they need a batting practice pitcher to boost their confidence (and I’m a Met fan by the way)

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