Francisco surfaces, tosses inning in GCL

July, 12, 2013
7/12/13
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PITTSBURGH -- Frank Francisco, in an ultra-long recovery from December surgery to remove

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a bone spur in his pitching elbow, surfaced and tossed an inning in the Gulf Coast League on Friday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Francisco allowed an unearned run and one hit while striking out one. He last had appeared in an official minor league game on May 8, after which he complained of continued discomfort in his right elbow.

Mets doctors have been unable to identify a structural problem causing Francisco's continued troubles from what appeared to be a routine offseason elbow cleanout.

Francisco is earning $6.5 million this season, in the second year of a two-year deal.
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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