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Rotowire: Sep 1 / 9:40a ET
News: The Blue Jays recalled Francis from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.
Impact: Francis has worked mainly as a starter with Buffalo this season, but it seems likely he will pitch out of the bullpen with the big club. He figures to be used as a multi-inning reliever and will be available for a spot start if needed.
Rotowire: Aug 30 / 9:56a ET
News: Francis was outstanding for Triple-A Buffalo, conceding just two hits and one earned run while only needing 80 pitches across eight innings to record the win in Saturday's victory over Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Impact: Francis' only blemish was a solo home run by a rehabbing Dustin Ackley in the third inning, but was otherwise sensational. While he doesn't really have the stuff to be a major league pitcher any more in conjunction with the return of Marcus Stroman, he probably won't see the Blue Jays' rotation in September barring a spate of injuries.