Frank Francisco Suffers Thumb Injury

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Frank Francisco was removed from the first game of today’s doubleheader after injuring his right thumb on a hard come-backer off the bat of Logan Morrison. Christian Yelich scored on the play.

David Aardsma replaced Francisco with a runner on second base and two outs in the eighth inning.

Terry Collins said there was significant swelling.

Francisco has a 10.13 ERA since the Mets decided to activate him for the last 21 games of the season.

The Mets were upset with Francisco’s work ethic during his rehab and his undermining of Jenrry Mejia. Against the Nationals on Wednesday, Francisco threw at Jayson Werth which led to some heated remarks from both sides.

The righthanded reliever was Sandy Alderson’s highest priced acquisition at $12 million for two seasons, and it’s safe to say he’s been a bust. The pitch to Morrison was likely his last as a Met.