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May 12, 2004


Placed reliever DOUG BROCAIL on the 15-day Disabled List. Added reliever FRANK FRANCISCO to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AA Tulsa.

Brocail becomes the second pitcher in two months to succumb to the need for an appendectomy. Rather than recall Brian Shouse, rehabbing in AAA, Texas decided to play the hot hand and added Francisco to the 40-man. Francisco, acquired with pitcher Josh Rupe and outfielder Anthony Webstrer for Carl Everett last summer, has dominated AA, allowing only seven hits and striking out 30 in 17.2 innings. He also has walked ten. Francisco was eligible but unclaimed in last winter's Rule 5 draft.

Posted by Lucas at May 12, 2004 01:26 PM