Jeff Francis, Reds have agreement
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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