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Topic - Jeff Francis
The Reds brought up left-hander Jeff Francis from Triple-A Louisville to start the second game of their makeup doubleheader against the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
Johnny Cueto was scratched because of a sore back Thursday, giving Cincinnati another concern about its pitching staff, but the Reds rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Joey Votto's bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning.
The Reds have agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander Jeff Francis, who pitched in their farm system during the 2012 season.
Chauncey Billups will only watch as the Clippers continue their promising season without him.
The Kansas City Royals plan to go with a six-man pitching rotation at least until the All-Star break.
With three days off early next month, the Kansas City Royals plan to start the season with a four-man rotation and keep an extra position player for the first 13 games.
The Colorado Rockies have placed left-hander Jeff Francis on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder soreness Saturday and recalled infielder Eric Young Jr. from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Left-hander Jeff Francis (0-1), called up to start the game, allowed three runs in five innings.
"I'm here to fill a certain role for this team, whatever that is," Francis said. "You never want to see someone get hurt."