The Colorado Rockies will option starting pitcher Jeff Francis to Triple-A prior to Thursday’s game. Roy Oswalt will be called up on Thursday and assume the roster and rotation spot of Francis.
Francis will have the option of choosing to become a free agent rather then report to Colorado Springs.
Interest from other teams should be thin as Francis has struggled with a 6.58 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP this year.
Oswalt made has made five starts for Double-A Tulsa compiling a 2.16 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP in 33 1/3 innings of work.