Jeff Francis helped stabilize the Rockies’ rotation after rejoining the team as a free agent in June, and on Wednesday is reported to have re-signed with the team for another year.
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Rockies and Francis have agreed to a one-year contract pending a physical.
And while the financials are not yet known, speculation is that it will be similar to the deal he signed last summer, which featured a $750,000 base with $200,000 in incentives for innings pitched.
Francis, who finished 6-7 last season with a 5.58 ERA and ranks second in Rockies’ history with 67 wins, provides depth and protection for a pitching staff that features three pitchers returning from injuries in 2013.
The 31-year old had 76 strikeouts in 113 innings in 2102 for the Rockies in 24 starts. He enjoyed the two best years of his career in Colorado in 2006-07, before missing the 2009 season following shoulder surgery.