Francisco Battling Sore Knee All Spring?

An article by posted on April 2, 2012

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post had the following blurb in a report this morning about closer Frank Francisco:

Frank Francisco limped across the parking lot and told an observer he’s battling a toe problem, but manager Terry Collins said the reliever has dealt with a sore knee all spring.

Francisco is having one of the worst springs of any player on the team and is 0-2 with a 5.54 ERA in Grapefruit League play for the Mets. That’s not exactly what you want to see from your biggest offseason signing of the Winter at two years, $12 million dollars.

This is like the third or fourth time this spring, that a poor performance is suddenly linked to a previously never reported injury. (Pelfrey, Byrdak)

It’s a bid odd and only shows that the way this team communicates player injuries hasn’t changed much in the last five years.

I also find it interesting that these players are still participating in games, drills and workouts on top of these injuries, it really makes no sense.

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