Frank rehab game nearing

July, 7, 2012
7/07/12
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Frank Francisco may appear in his first minor league rehab game Wednesday, Terry Collins said.

Francisco threw off a mound Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the first time since straining his left oblique. He likely will throw once more off a mound before advancing to the rehab game.

Meanwhile, Andres Torres' back injury has not improved -- "not much" anyway, according to Collins. With one day remaining before the All-Star break, the Mets appear content to ride out the half with Kirk Nieuwenhuis playing and Torres active but unavailable.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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