Francis, 31, spent 2011 with the Kansas City Royals, where he posted an 85 ERA+ in 183 innings. To date, he has a career 98 ERA+ in just over 1000 innings, and he's proved to be a solid pitcher at the back of a rotation. In fact, he was pegged by our own Adam Bernacchio as a free agent buy-low candidate for teams in need of a starter.
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