Francisco likely done for season

September, 26, 2012
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While closer Frank Francisco has not officially been shut down for the season, it's unlikely the closer pitches again in 2012, Terry Collins acknowledged.

Francisco officially has elbow tendinitis.

"I talked to Frank again today. He didn't feel like he could play catch today," Collins said. "So it's getting near that point of no return."

The season ends next Wednesday in Miami.

Francisco is under contract for next season at $6.5 million.
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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