At least Nicasio will be able to breath a little easier tonight knowing he isn’t the odd man out to make room for Oswalt’s call-up. Jeff Francis cleared out his locker and it is anticipated that his time with the team has come to a close. Nothing is official, but Francis will not get a ticket to Washington for then next series. Whether the next ticket he gets is to the Springs or the road is to be seen. Knowing he still has options, and the organization is still very thankful to him for his years of service as well as highly devoted to pretty much anyone with a pulse, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him pitching for the Sky Sox sometime soon.
Today’s final game against the surging Blue Jays will see Nicasio taking the ball and, depending on his outing, possible talk of bringing up someone like Drew Pomeranz sooner rather than later.
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