If you’re going to replace Todd Helton at first base in Colorado while wearing Larry Walker’s old number, you better have a solid resume.
The Reds have agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander Jeff Francis, who pitched in their farm system during the 2012 season.
Jeff Francis came out of the bullpen to win his first start in more than three months, Michael Cuddyer won his first batting title, and Todd Helton singled in the final game of his career to help the Rockies beat the Dodgers 2-1.
Wade Miley took a shutout into the seventh inning, Gerardo Parra doubled twice and drove in three runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-2 Saturday night.
Domonic Brown hit a game-ending RBI single to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-4 comeback victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night, spoiling Chad Bettis’ bid for his first win.
Carlos Gonzalez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because the All-Star left fielder has seen little improvement in his sprained right middle finger.
The Colorado Rockies have recalled left-hander Jeff Francis from Triple-A and optioned righty Collin McHugh to Colorado Springs.
The Rockies lost for the fifth time in seven games and dropped to 0-8 at Rogers Centre.
Kyle Blanks hit a two-run homer off the foul screen and Eric Stults tossed seven solid innings, helping the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
The Colorado Rockies have activated left-hander Jeff Francis from the 15-day disabled list and designated right-hander Jon Garland for assignment.