Hope fading for Francisco to break camp?

Frank Francisco

Frank Francisco

#48 RP
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM48
  • W1

  • L3

  • BB21

  • K47

  • ERA5.53

Frank Francisco, who arrived at camp with elbow inflammation, may not be ready for the Opening Day roster -- or, at least, the closer's role.

Francisco only started throwing on flat ground this week.

"I don't think Frankie's going to be ready for Opening Day, so it'll be Bobby [Parnell]," Terry Collins told WFAN about the closer's role. "And you know what? He can take that job and run with it."