Saturday, March 23, 2013
Francisco faces batters for first time
By Adam Rubin
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- For the first time in camp, Frank Francisco faced batters Saturday morning.
Francisco, who has been suffering from elbow inflammation, threw a 25-pitch batting practice. He described himself afterward as "really sore" but not alarmed.
"I expect to be sore," he said. "It hurts."
Francisco expects to be in a game during the upcoming week. Dan Warthen believes that will come on the minor league side.
Francisco will open the season on the disabled list.