The Colorado Rockies have brought back a familiar face, signing pitcher Jeff Francis to a one-year deal.
Francis, who made his major-league debut with the Rockies back on August 25, 2004, opted out of his contract with the Reds on June 1, after pitching a complete game shutout for Triple-A Louisville. Francis last pitched in the majors for the Royals in 2011, posting a 2.6 fWAR and 4.10 FIP.
On October 3, 2007, the lefty became the first Canadian pitcher to win a post season game, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies with six strong innings, allowing two runs and striking out eight.
The Rockies play the Angels in inter-league play this weekend, and already have Francis listed as the starter Saturday vs. Dan Haren.