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Jeff Francis drawing interest from at least five teams

Jeff Francis

Colorado Rockies’ Jeff Francis delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


Colorado is interested in re-signing Jeff Francis and he’s also drawing interest from Seattle, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Houston, according to Jerry Crasnick of

Last month the Rockies declined their $7 million option on Francis for 2011, which was a no-brainer after he returned from shoulder surgery to post a 5.00 ERA in 104 innings.

Francis is still just 29 years old and if you look beyond the ugly ERA he had a solid 67/23 K/BB ratio, which makes the left-hander an intriguing post-surgery flier for teams not interested in getting into bidding wars for free agent starters like Jorge De La Rosa, Jake Westbrook, and Carl Pavano.