Francisco not shut down yet for season

September, 24, 2012
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Terry Collins said Frank Francisco remains day-to-day with a right elbow issue and is not yet being shut down for the season.

Why risk using Francisco again this season given the games are meaningless and the closer is under contract for $6.5 million next season?

"It's tendinitis. It's not any structural thing," Collins said. "If that goes away, as long as his muscles are intact -- all the tendons and everything else -- there's no reason why he shouldn't be able to pitch."
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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