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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Francisco resurfaces, throws off mound

By Adam Rubin


Getty Images, Associated PressFrank Francisco threw off a mound Tuesday, while Jeurys Familia is scheduled to do so Friday.


LOS ANGELES -- Frank Francisco, who has yet to appear this season, threw off a mound in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tuesday for the first time since receiving anti-inflammatory injections in his right elbow in mid-July.

Francisco threw only fastballs. He tossed 20 pitches.

Francisco underwent what seemed like a benign surgery on Dec. 18 to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

Meanwhile, Jeurys Familia is due to throw off a mound Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery on June 5 to clean out his right elbow.