The Mets announced RHP Frank Francisco had surgery today to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

Francisco can begin throwing in six weeks, and is expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Francisco went 1-3 with a 5.53 ERA in 48 relief appearances in 2012, having allowed 26 earned runs, 47 hits, 21 walks with 47 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings in 2012 – he was shutdown after September 16 after being diagnosed with right elbow soreness.