It is certainly possible the Mets trade Frank Francisco before the end of the season, a team official told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin.
Francisco returned from the disabled list this past weekend and told reporters he is pain-free in his right elbow, though he has yet to throw back-to-back days.
He repeatedly said he was disappointed he wasn’t able to come back sooner, and he admitted he was frustrated, as was the organization, throughout the entire process.
Earlier this summer, SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt said on air that Francisco was in St. Lucie “just basking in the sunshine.” At the time, Burkhardt speculated that Terry Collins most likely wanted no part of Francisco on the roster.
Francisco had surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow last December.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
What a messed up situation. He was signed to a two-year, $12 million deal at a time when the Mets had no closer. The signing made some sense at the time, but it has ended up being a total bust. The only reason he is on the Mets right now is because it’s so late in the year and most minor league teams are done. There had been talk that Sandy Alderson and Collins would opt to cut him before adding him to the big-league team, so – because he’s here – it does suggest they may have a move for him. I mean, as useless as he has been this season, some team might take him for nothing, because roster size will no longer be an issue…
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