Jeff Francis, Reds have agreement

Updated: January 13, 2014, 5:45 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Free-agent pitcher Jeff Francis has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, a baseball source told ESPN.com. The deal includes an invitation to the Reds' major league spring training camp.

Francis and Chien-Ming Wang, who signed a minor league deal with the team in December, are expected to provide Triple-A insurance in case the Reds suffer an injury to one of their five starters.

Cincinnati's starting rotation consists of Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Homer ...

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