Jeff Francis' locker was cleared out Wednesday, and his time with the Rockies could be over. Though a roster move will not be official until Thursday, Francis will not re-join the team in Washington. Colorado is expected to clear a roster spot for Roy Oswalt, who will start Thursday night's game. There is a possibility Francis could remain with the Rockies' organization, but he would have to agree to go to Triple A Colorado Springs because of his major league service time. He has minor-league options remaining. The Rockies would like to keep him in the organization as depth. But they can no longer keep him in the rotation, given his struggles.
Rockies option Jeff Francis to AAA
Denver Post | Jun 19