This morning in Cleveland, Frank Francisco spoke with reporters and said he is currently pain-free in his right elbow.
He said he had been throwing every other day during the rehab process – he was not asked by team officials to throw every single day.
Francisco explained he has yet to throw back-to-back days.
He insists he is disappointed he wasn’t able to come back to the Mets sooner, and admitted there was frustration both with him and the organization throughout the entire process.
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Yesterday, the Mets announced they had activated RHP Frank Francisco from the 60-day disabled list.
Francisco, 32, has not pitched all season due to soreness in his right elbow – he underwent surgery to clean out his elbow last December.
Francisco made several rehab appearances with Single-A St. Lucie and the GCL Mets over the course of the season, but had to be shutdown due to what he described as continued discomfort in his surgically repaired elbow.
Francisco underwent numerous tests by team physicans over the course of the season, during which they found no structural damage in his elbow.
Earlier this summer, Francisco reportedly instructed RHP Jenrry Mejia to remain in Port St. Lucie for rehab on his sore forearm – rather than begin a Major League rehabilitation assignment – suggesting to Mejia he could earn his big league salary without playing this year.
He is in the final year of a two-year, $12 million contract he signed before the 2012 season – he is earning $6.5 million this season – he can be a free agent after the season.