Francisco retires all three batters
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas closer Frank Francisco threw seven of nine pitches for strikes while retiring all three batters he faced in a rehab appearance Thursday night.
Francisco started for Double-A Frisco against Corpus Christi, getting two flyouts and a grounder.
Right-hander Dustin Nippert, on the 60-day DL because of a back muscle strain, pitched two scoreless innings after Francisco. Nippert struck out one and walked one while throwing 15 of 25 pitches for strikes.
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